NEA's Web site offers cross-curricular
ideas relating to the many hats of Ted Geisel--artist, activist, environmentalist and filmmaker.
This paper discusses cross-curricular
ventures; provides links to NASA educational World Wide Web sites; outlines interactive learning opportunities; and addresses the issue of meeting national standards.
Students can express and explore their ideas using the latest version of this cross-curricular
, problem-solving and project-building software.
Examples are presented in links to several Web sites, which are developed by and in collaboration with scientists, engineers, educators, instructional designers, and other professionals; the sole intent of these endeavors is the support of education pertaining to the emphasis of mathematics and cross-curricular
, real-world support in PreK-12 educational environments.
The best part lies in the education uses explained, from classroom management ideas to cross-curricular
integration strategies to detailed lesson plans.
The lesson plan suggests a time allotment; provides an overview; indicates cross-curricular
subjects; cites learning objectives; addresses standards and Center for Understanding the Built Environment (CUBE) components; notes materials needed; describes preparation time for teachers; provides an introductory activity, a learning activity, and a culminating activity; suggests cross-curricular
extensions and community connections, and contains a sheet for planning a field trip.
* As a resource for the cross-curricular
connection, above, view high-resolution images of the Declaration of Independence at: www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/declaration.html
tool has a 160 x 240-dot LCCD touch screen with stylus-based operation, and it enables input of fractions, differentials, integrals and lim calculations.
The guide consists of background information on the history and development of submarines and a list of cross-curricular
activities to challenge, educate, and entertain students.
Besides an introduction to mind mapping and tips for assessing student maps and using the tool in a one-computer classroom, the teacher's guide has 27 classroom activities on language arts, social studies, science and cross-curricular
Units in the document are: (1) Persuasive Writing: Animal Rights; (2) Persuasive Writing: The Three Little Pigs; (3) Historical Recount (in which pupils write a historical recount related to an event they recently learned in class); (4) Recount: Newspaper Reports; (5) Recount: Police Report; (6) Discussion: Cross-Curricular
Issues; (7) Taking a Point of View: GM Foods; and (8) Explanatory Text: Time and Space.
From complete curricula to work shops and grants, a number of cross-curricular
resources are available to prepare teachers and administrators.