Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units

ISBN-10: 0131755013
ISBN-13: 9780131755017
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Offers a step-by-step approach to using ITUs to help pupils acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing-and challenging-times. Addresses the content, technology, diversity, and classroom management of  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Offers a step-by-step approach to using ITUs to help pupils acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing-and challenging-times. Addresses the content, technology, diversity, and classroom management of ITUs. Material on curriculum standards, scoring guides, and the relationship between the interdisciplinary thematic unit approach and professional education tests. Extensive coverage of the role of pupil input into ITUs. Also includes current web addresses of professional organizations and sites that address curriculum standards. For future educators.

Introduction to An Interdiscipinary Thematic Unit
Chapter Introduction
Knowledge and Meaningful
Learning Styles of Learning and Implications for Interdisciplinary Thematic
Instruction Integrated
Curriculum and Related Terms
Curriculum Integration
Summary of Purposes Integrated
Curriculum: A Spectrum of Design Role of Theoretical Origins of Instructional
Styles and their Relation to Constructivism and Integrated
Curriculum Role of the Teacher in an Integrated
Curriculum Role of the Students and Input in an Integrated
Curriculum Role of the School for Optimal
Curriculum Integration
Role of Curriculum Standards
Role of Modern Technology and Community
Resources in an Integrated
Curriculum Beginning an Interdisciplinary
Thematic Unit Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests Summary
If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent
Asks You Abouthellip
Exercises
Chapter Notes
For Further Reading
Initiating an Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit
Chapter Introduction
Selecting a Theme for an Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit Reviewing
Curriculum Standards Standards and High-Stakes Testing
When All Students Are Expected to Do Well on a Mandated Assessment
Then All Should Be Given Equal Opportunity to
Prepare for it Selecting a Theme
A Beginning Process
Giving the ITU a Name Developing a Scope and Sequence for Content and Instruction
Using the Community as a Rich Resource
Sharing Materials Before and During Unit
Implementation Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests Summary
If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent
Asks You Abouthellip
Exercises Chapter Notes
For Further Reading
Developing Objectives
Chapter Introduction
Clarifying Aims, Goals, and Objectives
Relating Instructional Objectives to Aligned Curriculum and Authentic
Assessment Clarifying Goal
Indicators and Standards-Based Education

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