Diving into a Schoolwide Science Theme: Interdisciplinary lessons for an all-school theme in science, art, and music classesby: Michele Lee, Maria Lostoski, and Kathy Williams

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Science learning can happen anywhere! Using initiative and creativity, teachers of various subjects can create interdisciplinary learning opportunities. In this article, the authors describe how they used the schoolwide theme “Dive into Oceans” to give elementary students the opportunity to expand their scientific knowledge through inquiry-based, interdisciplinary lessons that were woven throughout science, art, and music classes. The theme encourages faculty to make innovative curriculum ties and unifies students through their common learning experiences.

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  • on Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:52 PM

I really like this article. As a preservice teacher, we have taken a class called Art Integration and I think it makes learning more enjoyable and fun!


  • on Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:34 AM

Try turning your hallway into an ocean by following the extensive ideas featured in this article. Teaching students about the oceans using a multi-disciplinary approach will excite the students and immerse them in art, music, and science connections. The author gives specific ideas for each grade level to take part in a “dive into oceans” theme. Although students will no doubt thoroughly enjoy the activities, additional scientific inquiries and more details regarding assessment would be useful.

Patty McGinnis
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