George Lucas Educational Foundation

Integrated Studies

Discover innovations and best practices for combining multiple academic subjects to prepare students for a world where all knowledge is integrated.

Sort by:
Recommended
  • Bringing Math and Physics to Life With a Model Car Derby

    Giving students a design challenge—and a compelling reason to delve into complex engineering—makes them more engaged, motivated, and committed to deepening their own understanding.
    4
    617
  • Integrating Social Studies in Elementary School Lessons

    With school days so packed, these strategies help teachers integrate social studies concepts and skills across the curriculum.
    Andrew Miller
    1
    189
  • Learning Math by Seeing It as a Story

    An English teacher co-teaching trigonometry asked students to explain an equation to a child and to turn discrete problems into a story.
    12k
  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    New research reveals that when science, reading, and math come together in rigorous hands-on projects, student collaboration, engagement, and achievement can soar.
    5.7k
  • How a Literacy-First Program Revived a School

    A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.
    6.8k
  • Making Science Connections Across the Curriculum

    Dedicating a day each week to integrating science into every subject helped an elementary school boost attendance, learning, and fun.
    851
  • Using Culturally Responsive Project-Based Learning to Teach Core Skills

    One school used a PBL unit that combined science, math, and cooking dumplings to explore the many cultures that make up their community.
    1.6k
  • How Interlinking Learning Promotes Critical Thinking in Middle School

    Fostering connections between subjects encourages students to think deeply about big problems and questions at the core of their work.
    470
  • A Handy Framework for Designing Units of Study

    People, places, and problems offer rich opportunities for real-world learning. This unit design framework ensures engaging, aligned learning objectives, experiences, and assessments.
    881
  • Exploring Writing, Social Studies, and Math in a Map Challenge

    Encouraging students to bring their creativity and imagination to challenging content makes it more accessible—and helps them learn it more deeply.
    259
  • Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

    By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.
    3.5k
  • Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

    Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
    6k
  • A Recipe for Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning

    Successfully integrating project-based learning across multiple classes requires careful coordination of learning outcomes and the teaching workload.
    1.5k
  • Designing Interdisciplinary Units in Elementary School

    This eight-step framework can help teachers create units that integrate science and social studies with math and English language arts.
    4
    626
  • How to Get Kids Moving in Every Subject

    Adding some movement to lessons not only engages and motivates students—research says it helps them recall and retain information. And it’s fun!
    1.1k

Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia is a free source of information, inspiration, and practical strategies for learning and teaching in preK-12 education. We are published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
Edutopia®, the EDU Logo™ and Lucas Education Research Logo® are trademarks or registered trademarks of the George Lucas Educational Foundation in the U.S. and other countries.