Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum: The Common Core State Standards Edition


Translate the new standards into meaningful curriculum!

This updated edition of Susan Drake’s classic text serves as a road map through the Common Core State Standards, giving you the flexibility to design an integrated curriculum that’s right for your students. Focusing on multidisciplinary, ...

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Translate the new standards into meaningful curriculum!

This updated edition of Susan Drake’s classic text serves as a road map through the Common Core State Standards, giving you the flexibility to design an integrated curriculum that’s right for your students. Focusing on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches, Drake provides guidance on:

  • Unpacking the Common Core State Standards
  • Planning assessment tasks
  • Designing instructional strategies
  • Developing daily activities
  • Helping students connect essential questions to enduring understandings

Included are new examples of exemplary programs, discussion questions, a sample completed interdisciplinary curriculum, and activities for building your own standards-based integrated curriculum.

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"This book offers a fine text that applies the basics of standards-based curriculum and instruction to different approaches to implementation."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452218809
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 185,590
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan M. Drake is a professor in the Graduate and Undergraduate Department of Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. She earned a Ph D in curriculum from the University of Toronto. She has taught at all levels of education. She taught physical education and Health and English for 18 years at the high school level. She worked on school improvement teams at the elementary level and spent one year as an elementary teacher. As well, she was a partner in a private adult education company that provided organizational development, consulting and adult learning courses. Today, Susan teaches curriculum/assessment courses for Masters of Education and doctoral students and for undergraduate students who will soon be entering the teaching field. As a researcher, she seeks out educators who are involved in exemplary practices, as she believes that a good practice makes good theory. This is Susan’s seventh book on the topic of curriculum integration and she has published over 48 articles and 9 book chapters. She coauthored Meeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum (2004) for ASCD with Rebecca Burns. As well, she authored Creating Integrated Curriculum (1998) for Corwin Press (1998) and Planning for Integrated Curriculum: The Call to Adventure (1993) for ASCD. She has lead interdisciplinary curriculum design teams from the school to the provincial level. Susan travels extensively and has done workshops/presentations across North America and in Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
About the Author
Introduction: Personally Seeking Rigor and Relevance
1. What Is Interdisciplinary Curriculum?
Why Integrate the Curriculum?
Approaches to Integration
Degrees of Integration
A Summary of the Different Approaches to Integration
Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities
2. Accountability and Two-Dimensional Thinking
What Is Accountability?
What Is a Standards-Based Approach?
Two-Dimensional Thinking
The Know/Do/Be Umbrella
Designing Down
Designing Down and Interdisciplinary Work
Unpacking the Standards
Curriculum Mapping
Benefits of Curriculum Mapping
Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities
3. Snapshots of Exemplary Integrated Programs
Scofield Magnet Middle School, Stamford, Connecticut: The Stamford HP Catalyst Project
Shelburne Community School, Shelburne, Vermont: The Alpha Program
Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida: Abess Center for Environmental Studies i EARN (International Education and Resource Network
High Tech High, San Diego, California
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Detroit, Michigan
Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities
4. Doing the Groundwork for Interdisciplinary Curriculum
What Is Worth Knowing?
What Is Worth Doing?
How Do We Want Our Students to Be?
The Scan and Cluster: Using the Zoom Lens to Identify the KDB
Creating the KDB Umbrella
Finding the Know
Finding the Do
Discovering the Be
Creating an Exploratory Web
Creating Essential Questions to Guide Curriculum Planning
Creating Essential Questions Across the Curriculum
Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities
5. How Do Teachers Know When Students Have Met Expectations?
Interdisciplinary Assessment
A Sample of a Rich Culminating Assessment Task
Planning Rich Culminating Assessment Tasks
Assessing the Development of Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings: An Example From a Fifth-Grade Unit
Planning for the Rich Culminating Assessment Task: An Example From a Fourth-Grade Unit
Discussion Question and Suggested Activities
6. Putting the Pieces Together
Designing Daily Activities and Assessments
Creating the Daily Activities/Assessments
The Seamless Integration of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Discussion Questions and Suggested Activities
Epilogue: Curriculum Integration in the 21st Century
Appendix A. A Completed Unit: Conservation Clubhouse by Cathy Griffin
Appendix B. A Standards-Based Grade 10 Curriculum Unit: Saga of Survival
Appendix C. A Rubric and Reflection Tool to Use as a Guide for Creating Your Own Standards-Based Interdisciplinary Curriculum

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