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.

  • A Project That Combines History and Science

    When fourth graders are asked to redesign the Mayflower, they work with content in several subject areas at the same time.
    Amy Schwartzbach-Kang, Edward Kang
  • How to Set Up Rich Experiential Learning Units

    Two teachers who guided a project-based learning unit that included travel share how to replicate the deep engagement they saw without going anywhere.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

    Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
  • The Math All Around Us

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

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

    Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.
  • 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.
  • Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

    See how students apply their literacy skills to explore science problems outside classroom walls.
  • Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

    Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
  • CSI Verona: Science and Literature Combine

    Bringing together Shakespeare and forensics, or Icarus and design thinking, shows how literature and science can illuminate each other.
  • Using Stories to Teach Math

    Teaching literacy and math at once helps make the most of class time while deepening young students’ understanding in both subjects.
  • Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

    Four of the skills used to solve computer science problems can be applied in other classes as well.