Graduate Project Title
Issues in Our Society: A Middle School Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Timothy W. Young
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
The project contains a team-taught interdisciplinary curriculum based on current issues in our society. The review ofliterature, which focuses on team teaching at the middle level and the process of implementing an interdisciplinary curriculum, indicates that middle level students need opportunities to discuss and analyze current issues in our society that affect their lives in order to make learning more meaningful. Therefore, the content areas of language arts, math, social studies, and science were structured around three themes dealing with issues such as the environment, space exploration, and cultural diversity. The interdisciplinaiy curriculum was developed for a sixth grade, four-person team of teachers at the West Valley Middle School in Y akirna, Washington.
Bowman, Matthew L., "Issues in Our Society: A Middle School Interdisciplinary Curriculum" (1997). All Graduate Projects. 505.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Curriculum and Social Inquiry Commons, Educational Methods Commons