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How to Integrate the Curricula

Third Edition


April 2009 | 152 pages | Corwin
"This book should make educators stop and consider exactly what they mean when they discuss curriculum integration"

Julie Prescott, Assessment Coordinator

Vallivue High School, Caldwell, ID

"The biggest strength of Fogarty's work is its clear, concise organization centered on the guiding questions of each chapter"

John C. Baker, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher, Salem Middle School, Apex, NC

For both students and teachers, the mission is essential: to connect ideas, discern themes, and thread skills of various content areas into a cohesive whole. Yet, the question remains: "What does integrating the curricula really mean?" The answers are provided in this updated resource that helps teachers create brain-compatible, learner-centered classrooms and better prepare students for lifelong learning.

Based on a four-pronged rationale for using an integrated curriculum—including findings from brain-based research, parental concerns, practitioner challenges, and student perspectives—Robin Fogarty offers ten models that allow teams of teachers to work together to group elements from various content areas into a coherent curriculum that effectively meets standards. The discussion of each model includes:

- A description of the model

- How the model can be applied in the classroom

- Benefits and challenges of the model for teaching and learning

- Guidelines for when and how to implement the model in the classroom

- A wealth of reproducibles to aid implementation

How to Integrate the Curricula offers the support educators need to integrate concepts, skills, and attitudes and immerse students in content through self-selected, personally relevant learning experiences.

 
Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
What Is This Book All About?

 
Why Bother?

 
The Theorists: Research on the Brain and Learning

 
The Practitioners: Abandonment of an Overloaded Curriculum and Adherence to Standards of Learning

 
The Parents: What Will Our Children Need 25 Years From Now?

 
The Students: Education Is a Vaccination

 
How Can the Curriculum Be Integrated?

 
10 Models of Integrating the Curricula

 
Agree/Disagree Introductory Activity

 
Four-Fold Concept Development Activity

 
Examples of the Four-Fold Concept Development Activity

 
How Do Teachers Use This Book?

 
 
1. Model 1: Cellular
What Is the Cellular Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Cellular Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 1: Cellular

 
 
2. Model 2: Connected
What Is the Connected Model?

 
What Does It look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Connected Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 2: Connected

 
 
3. Model 3: Nested
What is the Nested Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Nested Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 3: Nested

 
 
4. Model 4: Sequenced
What Is the Sequenced Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Sequenced Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 4: Sequenced

 
 
5. Model 5: Shared
What Is the Shared Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Shared Model Useful?

 
How to Integrated the Curricula Working With Model 5: Shared

 
 
6. Model 6: Webbed
What Is the Webbed Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Webbed Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 6: Webbed

 
 
7. Model 7: Threaded
What Is the Threaded Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Threaded Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 7: Threaded

 
 
8. Model 8: Integrated
What Is the Integrated Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Integrated Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 8: Integrated

 
 
9. Model 9: Immersed
What Is the Immersed Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Immersed Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 9: Immersed

 
 
10. Model 10: Networked
What Is the Networked Model?

 
What Does It Look Like?

 
What Does It Sound Like?

 
What Are the Advantages?

 
What Are the Disadvantages?

 
When Is This Networked Model Useful?

 
How to Integrate the Curricula Working With Model 10: Networked

 
 
Appendix A: Assessing Curriculum Integration: Units of Study
Appraising Curriculum Integration

 
Appraising the Integrity of the Breadth and Depth of the Curriculum Integration Unit

 
Sample Rubric

 
Assessing the Effectiveness of the Unit in

 
Terms of Student Achievement

 
General Rubric

 
History Rubric

 
Language Arts Rubric

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

"The biggest strength of Fogarty’s work is its clear, concise organization centered on the guiding questions of each chapter."

John C. Baker, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher
Salem Middle School, Apex, NC

"This book should make educators stop and consider exactly what they mean when they discuss curriculum integration."

Julie Prescott, Assessment Coordinator
Vallivue High School, Caldwell, ID

Sample Materials & Chapters

Foreword by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Introduction

Model 1: Cellular


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