What Is Concept-Based Curriculum?
A site that explores the what, why, how and when of a concept-based curriculum
Beane, James. Toward A Coherent Curriculum. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 1995. ASIN: 0871203111
Eighteen contributors – professors, administrators, and classroom teachers – discuss their experiences in answering the question of what an educated person should be.
Campbell, Dorothy., & Harris, Linda. Collaborative Theme Building: How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2000. ISBN: 0205323545
This book was written to assist preservice and inservice elementary school teachers, principals, and curriculum specialists in developing a thematic, interdisciplinary curriculum.
Erickson, Lynn H. Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2002. ISBN: 0761946403
This book describes specific strategies that teach students the skills they need in order to think conceptually and solve problems in today’s complex world.
Erickson, Lynn H. Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2000. ISBN: 080396885X
This is a thoughtful "how to" of curriculum design, where educators will find practical structures and specific classroom examples of effective curriculum strategies.
Hayes Jacobs, Heidi. Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Design and Implementation. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 1989. ISBN: 0871201658
This book provides advice for teachers on how best to present material in a manner that connects subject areas together and is relevant to life outside the classroom.