Here’s a quick video from Edutopia to explain the benefits of this approach.
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Project-based learning is perfect for this kind of approach. Why? Within each project there are multiple problems to solve. Each problem is drawing from knowledge in various subject areas.
Our school adopted Genius Hour as another way to facilitate project-based integrated learning. With this model, students spend 20% of their school time working on a project based on their own interests.
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However, you don’t have to adopt a whole new program or educational movement. You can simply ask students to choose something they are interested in, and explore how they might investigate that topic and share their learning with the class.
Integrating Subject Areas
Integrate Math and Literacy
Invite students to do the same once they get the idea.
Adapt the questions to your students’ level.
*If each little pig had 3 cookies, how many cookies would they have altogether? 3+3+3=9 or 3×2=9.
*Why didn’t the brick house fall down?
Use drawing as an integrated writing prompt!
Integrate Math and Writing