Ideas for creating interdisciplinary lessons in middle school

Interdisciplinary lessons that increase connections in learning can be particularly beneficial for students just out of elementary school, writes middle-school teacher Sarah Henchey. Enlisting colleagues in the collaborative process, starting out with small-scale projects over a broad time frame, and ensuring connections are meaningful are among Henchey's suggestions for creating these types of lessons. Henchey also suggests that teachers celebrate their successes with students, citing Olympic Games and a "Party at the Parthenon" that concluded her team's unit on Greek and Roman cultural legacies.

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