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Cross-Curricular Units for Middle Grades

Cross-Curricular units are a great way to help students connect subject areas and see how things in our world are interrelated. These units engage students for increased enthusiasm, and greater depth of inquiry and learning. It also gets you working more collaboratively with coworkers, which can make your day more fun! With all these great reasons to teach cross-curricular units, you'll wonder why you haven't been doing it all along.
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Cross-Curricular Units for Middle Grades
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This site provides even more ideas for special projects that involve multiple academic areas. They have examples such as "Round the World Trip" and "Solar Car Races." Take these ideas and run with them to make them into something that works for both you and your teaching team.
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This example of an interdisciplinary unit is on Global Citizenship. It incorporates math skills, scientific reasoning, and current events. This project is pre-made so that you are ready to go!
  • Meghann Urewicz says:
    This site is full of middle school level, cross-curricular unit ideas. It emphasizes projects that broaden the students' understanding of the world, and that are inquiry based. Take some time and look through these ideas!
  • educationnorthwest.org
    educationnorthwest.org

    Integrated Curriculum

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    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This is a research article that summarizes the findings of a study on the implementation of an integrated curriculum. As educators, there are a lot of trends that are claimed to help student growth, so it's great to see real research that supports the claims. In the summary, the implementation of integrated curriculums showed an increase in application of skills, faster retrieval of information, greater depth of learning, and more positive attitudes when learning.
  • connectedcalifornia.org
    connectedcalifornia.org

    Designing Multidisciplinary Integrated Curriculum Units

    60 minute read
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This is a detailed guide on designing your own multidisciplinary units. It covers topics such as performance maps, essential questions, allocating responsibilities, instructional sequence, student assessments, and individual lesson plans. This guide will help you to think of everything when developing your unit so that you have guaranteed success from the first attempt.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

    10 minute read
    Meghann Urewicz says:
    This article provides a great place to start when beginning cross-curricular teaching. It outlines the requirements necessary for cross-curricular units to be successful, along with the type of collaboration needed as well. It explains that there are three phases of collaboration you need to focus on: aligned, cooperative, and conceptual. This article gives a great informational foundation that you need before you start.