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Lesson Plans with a Multi-disciplinary or Thematic Approach

Sites on this page provide multidisciplinary lessons and activities, for example, thematic units which can be used in an interdisciplinary unit. Please read our disclaimer.

AskERIC Lesson Plans - Interdisciplinary
Over 90 lesson plans covering various grade ranges in K-12.

A University of Illinois student teacher prepared this teaching unit for Kindergarten students on Bears. It contains language arts, science, math and art lessons.

Centre for Critical Thinking: Resources
The theme of this multidisciplinary unit is Creative Thinking. Included are instructional guides and lesson plans to help educators implement Critical Thinking into every aspect of their teaching.

[The] Challenge Zone
At this site, students find information on the Internet to solve certain "challenges" within regularly changed cross-disciplinary themes (4-6 weeks in length). There is a Junior Challenge for elementary students and a Senior Challenge for middle/high school students. The activities are run as contests.

Cohasset Middle/High School Interdisciplinary Home Page
There are a variety of themes at this site which can be used at the grade 7 level. When the site was reviewed, these were: Healthy School Environment, Whales, and Metric Olympics.

Economics and Geography Lessons for 32 Children's Books
Lesson plans for teaching grade 1-5 students geography and economics concepts within the study of popular children's books.

Education World: Lesson Planning Archives
Each week, Education World posts an article focussing on a specific topical theme (e.g., hurricanes, first day of school, whales, a specific holiday, etc.). Included in the article are suggested classroom activities - many of which are Internet based - and all of which cover a wide range of subject areas and grade levels. There are also links to related web sites. All articles are stored in this archive.

Good News Bears Stock Market Project
The theme of this K-12 unit is the stock market. Included are lesson plans for English, Math and Social Studies, as well as lessons that relate directly to the stock market alone.

Going to a Museum? A Teacher's Guide
The theme of this unit is a "visit to a museum." There's a compilation of lesson plans in a variety of subject areas (e.g., art, language arts, science, social studies).

A University of Illinois student teacher prepared this teaching unit for Grade 2-3 students on Insects. It contains language arts, science, art and music lessons.

Investigating China
A meta-list of links to instructional resources on China. Many of theme are multidisciplinary.

Japan Lessons
These lessons have a common theme of learning more about Japan, but can be used in many different K-12 subject areas. Lessons can be accessed via a search engine or you can browse them.

Kidopedia Lesson Plan
This lesson plan describes how to create an entry for Kidopedia, an on-line encyclopedia written by kids for kids. It could be used to structure a lesson on almost any topic requiring research and writing.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)
"Learning for a Sustainable Future is a Pan-Canadian nonprofit organization whose mandate is to work with educators from across Canada to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into the curricula at all grade levels." This link is to their "Classroom Activities" which has a selection of thematic lesson plans including: Air, Biodiversity, Habitat and Infrastructure, Production and Consumption Systems, Social Systems, Soil and Water.

Lesson Plans for Technology
This site has a database of over 200 technology-based lesson plans developed by Florida educators. Known as T'NT (Technology 'Nformation for Teachers), the site can be searched by grade level, subject, or key word. Lessons allow subject area teachers to incorporate technology within business, computing, fine arts, guidance/health (including safety), language arts, math, science, and social studies subject areas. Many of the lessons use an interdisciplinary approach.

Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR): The Educator's Guide to the Project
The theme of this multidisciplinary unit (math, science and language arts) is the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission, the NEAR spacecraft, and its instrument payload. The lessons are targeted for students and teachers in middle and high school classes.

Project L.I.S.T.E.N.
This site contains lessons within 18 (at the time of this writing) thematic units. All the themes are native American, and cover various curriculum objectives.

RETANET: Resources for Teaching about the Americas
A searchable database of 65 lesson plans written by and for secondary teachers which deal with Latin America. The lesson plans incorporate the study of Latin America into various subjects, including Spanish, Social Studies, Science, Math, Art andLanguage Arts. Many lessons are cross-disciplinary and some integrate the Internet into the activities.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: Lesson Plans
Over a dozen lesson plans in which Rock and Roll serves as a theme within an interdisciplinary context.

Sea World Busch Gardens
"Teacher Guides" integrate science, mathematics, geography, art and language in units on how people interact with the ocean environment and how we can best take care of our ocean resources.

Teaching in the Learning Web
These educational resources can be used in a multidisciplinary classroom to teach earth science concepts. Included are activities for teaching global change, an interdisciplinary set of materials for grade 7-12 students to learn about maps, and observations for students to learn about faults.

Transformations Project Lesson Plans
The "Transformation Project" is a non-profit educational program linking middle school teachers with practicing engineers throughout the United States for an exploration of science, mathematics and technology. As part of the project, teacher teams developed and shared integrated, multidisciplinary projects.

A University of Illinois student teacher prepared this teaching unit for Grade 5 students on Vertebrates. It contains lessons in a variety of disciplines.

Virtual Global Learner Centre
This BC site provides online resources for teachers interested in developing a global education theme within their curricula. See how topics of food security, human rights, peace and conflict resolution, gender equity and multiculturalism are supported within the BC IRPs. In addition, you can browse through a set of activities that can be used in the classroom, link to resources, participate in discussions, or make use of VIDEA's researchers to get further information on global education.

[The] Weather Unit
This interdisciplinary Weather Unit, intended for students in Grades 2-4, has lessons and activities that can be implemented in various subjects (math, science, reading & writing, social studies, geography, art, music, drama, physical education).

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