Interdisciplinary Approach Resources

Local, state, and/or national learning standards are met through an “EIC” (Environment as an Integrating Context) approach.


  1. One or two stand alone units or activities within the curriculum engage an environmental theme.
  2. Art and music are integrated into the traditional core topics.
  3. A single grade level adopts a six week unit of inquiry of the water cycle and conservation that engages multiple disciplines to increase understanding of the topic.
  4. A teacher creates curriculum that integrates a variety of discrete disciplines and other teachers in the school adopt it and use it in their classes.
  5. Multiple grade levels initiate interdisciplinary units of studies that apply to reading, math, writing, and science, etc with environmental themes, social issues, and health studies.
  6. Different grade levels engage units involving curriculum that blends concepts across the discrete disciplines, eliminating fragmentation and decreasing isolated learning modules.
  7. The entire school engages interdisciplinary learning as an integral part of their school philosophy.