ERIC Number: ED410745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
La Frontera: A Class That Crossed the Traditional Borders of Disciplines.
Kling, Debbie; Zimmer, Kathy
This packet of materials describes and documents an integrated curriculum of Spanish second language and art instruction offered to freshmen at St. Charles High School (Illinois). The model is the first step in development of other interdisciplinary programs in the school district. The course is designed to improve students' international perspective and cultural understanding and to foster students' ability to discover through interdisciplinary connections. Classes are conducted during a 2-hour block period, and activities include art appreciation exercises, hands-on art activities, and oral, written, and visual performances integrating art and language content. The packet includes: an introductory note sent to students before the school year; a letter to parents of participants; a course description; an outline of targeted content, skills, instructional techniques and activities, and assessment activities for each month in the school year; two sample tasks and task evaluation worksheets for teachers; a letter to parents after the first five weeks of class; a description of computer-related activities and their objectives; a list of art projects used in 1995-96; and a newspaper article about the class. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Charles Public Schools, IL.