Integrated Unit and Seemless Curriculum
Motivation through Integrated Units and Seemless Curriculum
- The Digital Exquisite Corpse Project - Integrate Art and Computer Technology into the Classroom
- CARTOON ART AND SONG
- ART AND MATH
TEACH HISTORY THROUGH SONG - this is an excellent interdisciplinary resource that will inspire.
TEACH SCIENCE THROUGH SONG - Interdisciplinary K12 Science.
TEACH MATH WITH MUSIC
TEACH 3 SUBJECTS: SCIENCE, MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY - Integrate 3 subjects using Science, Music, and Technology by teaching students to become Ham Radio Operators with a Free Tutorial. They can learn to guard our airwaves and even save lives in an emergency. Find Crystal Radio kits online and much much more on this page.
Cross-Curricular Thematic Instruction
MaryEllen Vogt has built this comprehensive site with information on what cross-curricular thematic units are, how they are developed what are their advantages and useful ideas for assessment and getting started. Very useful.
Learn about the American Virgin Islands and First Nation People
- Gullah Languages a person who speaks a nonstandard local dialect, as in Savannah, Georgia, or Charleston, South Carolina.
- An Interdisiplinary Thematic Unit for the United States Virgin Islands
- Hear and Read the Virgin Island Anansi, Tekoma, and the Cow's Belly Folktale
A Brother Anansi and Brother Tecoma Stories spoken in
Standard English and Negerhollands English - translated and spoken by Dr. Robin Sabino.
- Learn More American Virgin Islands Dutch Creole Language
Kwa is considered to be a language family. Kwa is not a language but a large cluster of more than one hundred languages spoken in south of Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria. Twi (Akan Ashanti...) is a Kwa language. All Kwa languages are tonal languages. Ijo, spoken in the delta of Niger, is also a tonal language.
- What is a Tonal Language?
- A thematic reading module includes music, reading and technology integrated into the classroom.
- First Nation People - ThanksGiving, Native Geometry and Mayan Math
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Marion Brady Resources
Marion Brady's Introduction to A Seamless Curriculum
A curriculum that respects the integrated nature of knowledge will permit a quantum leap in student performance. If, however, you think having different fields of study interlock and reinforce each other is a good idea, and are interested in several hundred activities that do that, plus push kids to use every known thought process, plus engage at least some lousy students and challenge your best, plus move steadily from simple to ever-more-complex ideas, plus give you lots of latitude for exercising your creativity.
Defintion of Supradiscipline
Start off in the right direction. Just about everything that's wrong with the traditional curriculum stems directly or indirectly from the awkward, artificial, arbitrary way the disciplines take reality apart to facilitate specialized study.
Offer an alternative way to segment reality—the "supradiscipline" implicit in our ordinary, non-school approach.
This supradiscipline has five components. Dealing with reality, we note
(a) time frame, (b) setting, (c) participant actors, (d) physical action, and (e) the states of mind that "explain" the action. When? Where? Who? What? Why?
These five "mega-concepts," with their supporting conceptual substructures, encompass, organize, and integrate all present knowledge. All future knowledge will be a product of the exploration of relationships between them. The instructional challenge is to make our implicit supradiscipline explicit, elaborate it until it encompasses and organizes everything known, and make it our major tool for understanding reality and coping with life.