Reflect on Your Practice
- Are integrated thematic units commonly taught in your school?
- Where does your art form intersect with science and math? Are there teachers in your school willing to explore integrated instruction or to provide resources for your own infusion?
- How can you integrate science or math into your arts units?
- How do you encourage students to represent their learning? What forms can these representations take?
Adaptations / Extensions to Consider
Scale it up: Try making a musical or ballet about the laws of motion, circles, or other math and science concepts, with students creating the script, score, choreography, and sets and performing for the school and their families.
Connect to History and Culture: Investigate the origins of these laws and prior laws, examining both how these concepts shifted over time and how they influenced cultures.
Add a language arts or music component: Ask students to write reviews of each other's performances. Invite the music teacher into the classroom to illustrate mathematical qualities of music composition. Or ask students to compose scores for their classmates' dance routines.
NEXT: Additional Resources, including unit materials that teachers used.