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ISBN-10 0137137060ISBN-13 9780137137060
ISBN-10 0-13-713708-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-713708-4
Author(s): Karlyn E. Wood
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 216

In keeping with the renewed interest in interdisciplinary instructional methods, this practical text provides teacher candidates with a strong foundational knowledge of the field, coupled with a wealth of practical suggestions on how to plan and implement interdisciplinary instruction across the curriculum with all learners. Readers are guided through the thinking and planning processes involved in designing interdisciplinary units and multidisciplinary units. The processes involved in preparing lesson plans are explained and illustrated with examples of lesson plans that follow five specific procedural protocols. Unit and lesson planning processes follow backward design as the main approach to their designs. By the end of the text, students will have experienced the entire process involved in planning, designing, creating, and implementing interdisciplinary instruction in K-8 schools.


  • Emphasizes the connections between the interdisciplinary approach and two important contemporary concerns in education–student diversity and differentiation of instruction.

  • Discusses the No Child Left Behind legislation and the challenge it presents to innovation and the development of interdisciplinary programs in particular.

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