ERIC Number: ED224013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Grasshopping across the Curriculum.
Peterson, Blanche F.
A writing across the curriculum project at Trumbull High School (Connecticut) is based on a cross section of English, science, and career education courses: advanced composition, science fiction, physics, chemistry, biology, and vocational agriculture. It focuses on writing as a mode of learning; extending and refining the students' processes of thinking, writing, and learning; and flexible team cooperation in the planning and execution of the project. The grasshopper can be examined and written about from the perspectives of the six different courses. In composition class, writing about science will serve as a lead-in to writing for different purposes and to writing across the curriculum. Five of the seven project proposals accepted for the fourth launch of the space shuttle"Columbia" involved students from Trumbull High, and these proposals could serve as models of persuasive discourse. The logistics of the project can be handled through scheduling, keeping track of cross-registered students, and dissemination of information through handouts. How to apportion credit for cross-class work and calendar synchronization are other considerations. Still, what must remain central to this project is the focus on the students. (JL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).