ERIC Number: ED467796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
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How To Integrate the Curricula. Second Edition.
This second edition of a book on integrating the curriculum calls the driving force behind integrated curricula the "four winds of change": theorists, educators, parents, and students who demand a curriculum that will apply research on how the brain works, address standards, support lifelong learning, center on the student, and offer meaningful connected learning. The book defines the 10 models for integrated curricula: cellular (setting curricular priorities); connected (making explicit connections); nested (layering life skills into content lessons); sequenced (mapping the curricula); shared (collaborating for conceptual understandings); webbed (creating patterns and themes); threaded (weaving the life skills across content); integrated (designing products and performances); immersed (fostering learner-centered instruction); and networked (promoting real-world learning networks). Each model includes tables and drawings. The book offers examples of how each model looks and sounds in a classroom. Guidance on how to select and apply each model is followed with new samples paired with blackline masters for readers to use as they plan their own integrated curricula. (Contains 109 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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Note: Foreword by Heidi Hayes Jacobs.