What students must know, do, and be have always been the focus of curriculum, but creating integrated curriculum that engages learners in ways that can be measured withináaccountability-driven environments has proven increasingly challenging in recent years. In this completely revised and updated edition of SusanáDrake's classic text on integrated curriculum, the author provides a new approach toástandards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Within a framework that allows for multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to curriculum integration, the author focuses on planning assessment tasks, designing instructional strategies, developing daily activities, and connecting big questions to big understandings. á
List of Figures
About the Author
Introduction: Personally Seeking Rigor and Relevance
1. What Is Interdisciplinary Curriculum?
2. Accountability and Two-Dimensional Thinking
3. Snapshots of Exemplary Integrated Programs
4. Doing the Groundwork for Interdisciplinary Curriculum
5. How Do Teachers Know When Students Have Met Expectations?
6. Putting the Pieces Together
Epilogue: Curriculum Integration in the 21st Century
Appendix A. A Completed Unit: Conservation Clubhouse by Cathy Griffin
Appendix B. A Standards-Based Grade 10 Curriculum Unit: Saga of Survival
Appendix C. A Rubric and Reflection Tool to Use as a Guide for Creating Your Own Standards-Based Interdisciplinary Curriculum