Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Interdisciplinary approach in education; Education, Elementary--Curricula; Curriculum planning; Holistic education;
Integrated curriculum can be broadly defined as using a theme to connect standards and objectives from multiple subject areas in a meaningful way to create relevant, student-centered learning tasks that promote social growth and deep comprehension. This type of instruction can promote higher-order thinking skills, cooperative learning, motivate students to engage in their own learning, and many other "intangibles".
The purpose of this project was to create an integrated unit for a first-grade classroom. The outcome will be an actual unit that can be used as a guide for teachers. However, another purpose of the project was to grasp the concept of how to create an integrated unit to further develop more integrated units in the future.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Deborah L. Tidwell
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©2013 Katherine Decker Simpson
Simpson, Katherine Decker, "Integrated curriculum in the elementary classroom" (2013). Graduate Research Papers. 230.