Unit 1: Why Integrate Curriculum

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Target objectives for Unit 1:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. understand what integrated curriculum is; and

2. understand the value and importance of an integrated curriculum.


Activities:

These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next two weeks. You should begin these assignments now and post by June 1, 2019.

Activity #1: Complete the research review and questions sheet attached to it. Consider these questions: What makes integrated curriculum more meaningful? What makes isolated curriculums more surface level? What opportunities open up when curriculum is integrated?

Activity #2: Submit the Google forum stating your 3 reasons why integrated curriculum leads to higher-level learning.


Reflection Activity:

1. Considering the two activities that took place during this unit, identify ways in which your thoughts about integrated curriculum may have changed and some hesitations or questions you still have. In your own class, how would you introduce integrated curriculum to your students? How can you see your role as the teacher changing? Post your reflection journal to the course page.


Let's move on to Unit 2: Choosing Curriculum to Integrate