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Units and lessons are to incorporate into existing curriculum the four strands of the grant: arts integration with a DBAE approach, technology integration, constructivist learning theory, and interdisciplinary curriculum.

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Special focus on subjects such as Posters, Latino Art, Storytelling, Folk Art, Public Sculpture, and Post Office Murals.

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Why interdisciplinary teaching?

"Thomas Jefferson was a philosopher, politician, farmer, landholder, architect, slave holder, writer, husband, and father - and he was all of these at once. Scholarship, however, has needed to divide him into separate parts."
Barbara Carlisle, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

Students see connections between schooling, lessons, and life.

Helps students understand their own ways of thinking, learning, and imagining, enabling them to become independent learners.

Challenges students to make new connections, to rethink what they know and do.

Focuses on processes -- various ways to encounter life.
"Music and Life", Barbara Carlisle, American Music Teacher, June/July 1995

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interdisciplinary teaching?