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Integrated Studies

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

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  • Middle school classroom with teacher and students and laptops

    A Month-to-Month Guide to Interdisciplinary Instruction

    Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.
    Dana Haring
    354
  • Students study plants outdoors

    Exploring Environmental Issues Outside of Science Classes

    Whether students are studying art, math, social studies or English, there’s a way to incorporate environmental concerns.
    211
  • A Project-Based Approach to Teaching Elementary Science

    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.
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  • Teacher speaking with group of middle school students in classroom

    How Math and English Teachers Encourage Civic Engagement

    There are appealing, thought-provoking opportunities outside of social studies for teaching students how to be involved citizens.
    185
  • Two students draw the Earth with markers

    Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science

    Teachers in any content area can use project-based learning to explore environmental concerns with their students.
    289
  • A toddler in a red and white outfit holding an open book in front of a blackboard covered in advanced math formulas

    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.
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  • Teacher works with students on reading at Concourse Village.

    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.
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  • An illustration concept of STEM and history

    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.
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  • Young students are working at tables in a large multipurpose room with large colorful-shaped decorations hanging from the ceiling.

    Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

    Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
    8.6k
  • More Than a Buzzword: Making Interdisciplinary Learning a Reality

    Teachers in different subjects can collaborate on micro-units to reinforce what they teach and help students see how the subjects connect in the real world.
    498
  • Model of a pyramid built by a student

    Creating a Student-Run Museum in Your Classroom

    Letting students establish a museum exhibit with everyday items offers an opportunity to sharpen their storytelling skills.
    2.9k
  • Illustration concept showing math and language arts

    Connecting Math and Science to Reading and Writing

    Educators in K-12 classrooms are exploring unique ways to bridge the gap between math, science, and literacy.
    2.3k
  • Two students laughing at a table while working on a science project.

    Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

    Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
    4.4k
  • Photo of two boys playing violins

    Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
    6.2k
  • Middle school student speaks in front of her class

    Using the Election as a Teaching Tool

    With careful planning, teachers can use the election to foster social and emotional learning and connect math, literacy, and social studies lessons.
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