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Integrated Unit and Seemless Curriculum

Motivation through Integrated Units and Seemless Curriculum





TEACH HISTORY THROUGH SONG  - this is an excellent interdisciplinary resource that will inspire.

TEACH SCIENCE THROUGH SONG - Interdisciplinary K12 Science.


Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Mathematics Teaching Idea

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.

TEACH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM - Cross-Curricular Thematic Instruction explains what a Thematic Reading Curriculum is all about.

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.


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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.

Marion Brady's Web Resources for Integrated Thematic Teaching and Curricula

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.

Web Resources for Integrated Thematic Teaching