This practical book by York Course Director Kathleen Gould Lundy explores innovative ways for teachers to “conquer” the many curricular challenges they face in diverse, contemporary classrooms. It encourages teachers to work collaboratively to tease out the big ideas that are always present in the curriculum—and then weave an authentic teaching tapestry where content knowledge and understanding are drawn from one subject discipline and used to enrich and apply to others. The book builds on the four principles of inquiry, innovation, identity, and integration that form a framework for delivering curriculum in creative ways. It introduces ten comprehensive planned projects that carefully and skillfully integrate curriculum areas. It provides a helpful framework for teachers and students to imaginatively “connect the curriculum dots” so that teaching works and learning matters.
Conquering the Crowded Curriculum is available on the Pembroke Publishers web site.