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Collaborative Theme Building : How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum

Collaborative Theme Building : How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum - 01 edition

Collaborative Theme Building : How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9780205323548

ISBN10: 0205323545

Collaborative Theme Building : How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum by Dorothy M. Campbell and Linda S. Harris - ISBN 9780205323548
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
Collaborative Theme Building : How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum by Dorothy M. Campbell and Linda S. Harris - ISBN 9780205323548

ISBN13: 9780205323548

ISBN10: 0205323545

Summary

Written to assist preservice and inservice elementary school teachers, principals, and curriculum specialists in developing a thematic, interdisciplinary curriculum, this volume contains nine chapters addressing the nature of integrated thematic curriculum, team building, choosing a theme, establishing parameters, assessment, developing supplemental resources, and other topics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Most chapters include Action Pak, and all chapters conclude with Conclusion.


1. Exploring Successful Theme Building.

Why Do Teachers Value Integrated Theme Studies?
What Is Needed for Successful Theme Building?

2. Exploring the Nature of Integrated Thematic Curriculum.

What Are the Critical Differences among Theme Studies?
What Are the Critical Elements All Theme Studies Share?
What Are the Advantages of Integrated Thematic Curriculum?
What Are the Special Challenges Inherent in Thematic Curriculum?

3. Exploring Team Building.

What Is an Effective Team?

4. Exploring Team Mechanics.

What Mechanics Will Help a Team Be Successful?

5. Choosing a Theme.

How Do You Choose a Focus for a Theme Study?

6. Establishing the Parameters of a Theme Study.

How Do Curriculum Developers Determine What Is Worth Knowing?

7. Making Learning Visible through Varied Assessment.

What Is the Value of Varied Assessment?
How Can Student Learning Be Made Visible?
How Can the School Curriculum Be Made Visible?

8. Developing Supplemental Resources.

How Do Curriculum Teams Develop Supplemental Resources?
How Can Curriculum Teams Be Productive and Efficient?

9. Implementing Theme Studies.

What Are the Critical Decisions Teachers Must Make as They Implement a Theme Study?

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