Curriculum Integration: Middle School Educators Meeting the Needs of Young Adolescents
A Web site on curriculum integration including concise overviews of major developmental and applied theorists
Living With and Teaching Young Adolescents: A Teacher's Perspective
An article from the National Middle School Association on characteristics of adolescents
Applebee, Arthur. Curriculum as Conversation: Transforming Traditions of Teaching and Learning. Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN: 0226021238
This book suggests that curricula should be seen as ongoing conversations, with teaching and learning as processes through which students become active participants in those conversations.
Barrett, Janet., McCoy, Claire., & Veblen, Kari. Sound Ways of Knowing: Music in the Interdisciplinary Classroom. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 0534250882
The book presents ideas for music educators who want to connect music with other areas of the curriculum in valid and imaginative ways.
Belcher, Sharon., & Jaffee, Kathy. Weaving in the Arts: Widening the Learning Circle. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1998. ISBN: 0325000328
Drawing on the work of Howard Gardner and Elliot Eisner, the book looks at a curriculum where the arts are viewed as a “methodology” for helping students interpret what they know and understand.
Cornett, Claudia E. Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts: An Integration Resource for Classroom Teachers(2nd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. ISBN: 0130977772
Here are dozens of daily routine ideas, integrated unit ideas, and adaptable classroom structures that set forth solid, dependable “how to's” for using the arts throughout the curriculum.
Hammel Garland, Trudi., & Vaughn Kahn, Charity. Math and Music: Harmonious Connections. Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour, 1995. ISBN: 0866518290
This is a valuable resource for teachers who want their students to understand the connections music has with math, nature, science, history and art – connections found in many cultures and eras.