ERIC Number: ED359538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Astonishing Curriculum: Integrating Science and Humanities through Language.
Tchudi, Stephen, Ed.
This book probes the possibilities of interdisciplinary learning and integrated curriculum through the structuring and expressive powers of language. The 15 essays in the book explore the issues of bridging the gap between the two cultures of science and humanities, demystifying science for learners, teaching students to construct and explain their own knowledge, integrating science and humanities with society, and creating a language base for learning. After a prologue entitled "Little Children Lead the Way" (Adrian Peetoom), essays in the book are: "Making Things Visible" (Karen Gallas); "Integrating Language Arts and Math in the Primary Curriculum" (Jane Moore and others); "Talking about Babies and Ice Cubes: What Children and Teachers Do with Ideas and Language" (Mary H. Maguire and Lila F. Wolfe); "Creating Stories about Science through Art, Literature, and Drama" (Linda Prentice and Patricia Tefft Cousin); "When Decades Collide: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research and Technology" (Kathy Mathers); "Students and Their Teachers Talking in the Middle School Science Classroom: What Does Their Discourse Mean?" (Pamela Sissi Carroll and Alejandro J. Gallard); "Science and Society: Escape to the Real World" (Betty Carvellas and others); "Bridging the Gap between 'The Two Cultures'" (Erica Jacobs); "From Tourist to Storyteller: Reading and Writing Science" (Dawn Abt-Perkins and Gian Pagnucci); "Teaching on the Frontier: Language and Science" (David E. Goodney and Carol S. Long); "Spiders, Fireflies, and the Glow of Popular Science" (Roy F. Fox); "When Biology Meets English: Health Sciences in the Composition Classroom" (Bruce Maylath); and "Understanding Technological Risk through Literature" (Judith Laurence Pastore). An epilogue entitled "Dry Bones" (Mike Pope) concludes the book. (RS)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Fused Curriculum, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Language Role, Science Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.