Types of Interdisciplinary Activities
Interdisciplinary/cross-curricular units should comprise the types of
activities that promote and support the active construction of
meaning for students (Pappas, Kiefer, & Levstik, 1990). These
include such things as projects in which students work independently or
cooperatively to solve "real world" problems (Ward, 1988); opportunities to
read and respond to authentic literature; discussions with peers and the teacher
about what has been read or heard; teacher-led lessons for the whole class or
small groups that focus on a needed concept, strategy, or skill; and self-selected
student activities such as books to be read or activities to be done.
See also Literature-Based Instruction
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