ERIC Number: ED382506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Two for One: Integrating American History and English III.
Ballard, Lizabeth B.; Anderson, Ray
This brief descriptive guide is a pilot social studies- language arts course at Haviland High School, Haviland, Kansas. The two-hour course is team taught and seeks to combine the junior year of U.S. history and the junior year of English in an interdisciplinary class. The project began in 1990 with the school's designation as a pilot school for the state's Quality Performance Accreditation, a mandated Outcomes-Based Education reform program. An integrated curriculum in the two subject areas seemed to best address the needs for outcomes and assessments. In order to start the integrated course, the following procedures were used: (1) writing individual course outcomes; (2) identifying common themes in the course; (3) writing integrated outcomes; (4) planning activities and assessments; and (5) evaluating and revising after each year. The syllabus was developed around the common concepts of Manifest Destiny and Revolution. Specific units of literature and history read during the course are included. (EH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Haviland School District KS
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Center for Rural Education and Small Schools (Manhattan, KS, October 24-25, 1994).