Interdisciplinary Instruction

Interdisciplinary Instruction : A Practical Guide for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

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Appropriate for an introductory methods course for pre-service teachers of kindergarten through middle school. In a concise manner, and adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the text covers theoretical perspectives and step-by-step guidelines for developing and implementing instructional units across the curriculum.This handbook introduces the interdisciplinary method and offers practical suggestions about how to plan and implement it in the classroom. The author maintains a concise approach to theoretical material while emphasizing the thinking processes involved in designing thematic and research-oriented thematic units. It guides readers through specific steps that teachers follow in developing effective interdisciplinary unit plans, highlighting the practical application of planning principles and processes.
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 190.5 x 235 x 9.4mm | 353.81g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130144924
  • 9780130144928

Table of contents

1. Interdisciplinary Instructional Theory and Rationale. 2. Child Development and Interdisciplinary Instruction. 3. Teaching Requirements and Concerns. 4. An Introduction to Interdisciplinary Unit and Lesson Planning. 5. Common Instructional Strategies. 6. Designing Thematic Units. 7. Designing Research-Oriented Thematic Units. 8. Interdisciplinary Instruction and the Change Process. Appendix A: A Sample of Useful Internet Sites. Appendix B: Teacher-Prepared Computer Presentations. Appendix C: Sample Introductory Lesson Plans for Interdisciplinary Thematic Units. Appendix D: Sample Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Diagrams. Index.
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About Karlyn E. Wood

KARLYN WOOD received his Ed.D. from Hofstra University and is Professor of Humanities in the Teacher Education Program at SUNY/College at Old Westbury on Long Island, where he teaches courses in interdisciplinary methodology and child development. He supervises and conducts seminars for student teachers and has served several terms as chair of his department. Karlyn has taught at the elementary level and served as a district reading consultant, administrator, and coordinator for an experimental elementary program. His publications include articles in Language Arts, Childhood Education, The Journal of Child Development, and The Journal of Teacher Education. His papers have been included in Sociological Abstracts and ERIC documents. He belongs to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and is a member of Kappa Delta Pi.
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