You may be wondering HOW to get started with interdisciplinary instruction. The following presentation gives some practical advice to help you get started. Any planning doc mentioned in the presentation is linked below the video. We recommend you make a copy of the docs to fill out as you watch. In the Additional Resources section, you will find articles, books, podcasts, and videos if you want to learn more.
Getting Started with Interdisciplinary Instruction Video
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Planning Docs & Examples
These planning docs are referenced in the presentation above. We recommend you make a copy and work along with the presentation.
- Backward Planning Doc
- Driving Question Generator - based on Tubric by PBLWorks
- Single-Point Rubric Doc
- Podcast: Meet the Single Point Rubric (Cult of Pedagogy)
- Video: Establishing Real-World Problems (Driving Questions)
- Video: Expeditionary Learning: Soil Heros (The Project)
Examples of Interdisciplinary Lessons
MOOSE (Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education)
There are over 400 FREE lessons written by Maine teachers going from PK-12 grades. These lessons are interdisciplinary project-based lessons.
Here are some example modules:
- Learn & Work Like a Bee (PK-2)
- How can we help birds in our community grow and thrive? (3-5)
- What does it take to survive in the Maine outdoors? (Middle School)
- Small Actions Make Big Changes (High School)
How to take care of the environment (TK) (PBLWorks)
Tiny House (gr 3) (PBL Works)
Fan Fiction (Gr 8) (PBLWorks)