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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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  • 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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  • 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.
    Allyson Even, Carleigh Race
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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Two high school students work on science project designing wind turbine

    Climate Justice Projects Combine Science and Citizenship

    Schools and districts can help students make connections between course content, environmental issues, and public policy.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

    All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
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  • Science Literacy: Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

    Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

    See how students apply their literacy skills to explore science problems outside classroom walls.
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  • Two elementary school girls wearing backpacks, looking in a large tank at an aquarium

    The Math All Around Us

    A middle school math teacher on how to make real-world math connections during field trips and interdisciplinary projects.
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