Ch 5: Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction

About This Chapter

Many of the teaching strategies that apply in one content area can be applied to others as well. In these lessons, you will explore the cross-curricular applications of a variety of teaching approaches that will be of great benefit in the classroom.

Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction - Chapter Summary

Language arts and social studies both require strong reading, writing and comprehension skills, while math and science share problem-solving and inquiry. In these lessons, you will gain new perspectives on how to apply teaching methodologies within and across content areas. The lessons include will help you with the following:

  • Identifying cross-curricular connections
  • Applying P.A.R., KWL and GIST across content areas
  • Teaching math using a problem-centered approach
  • Applying guided inquiry to science instruction

Each of our lessons is followed by a short quiz that helps to reinforce your retention of the material, and the chapter test helps you to measure your progress as you work. Since these lessons were written by teachers, they address the kinds of challenges you face in the classroom, especially that of integrating material across curricular lines. Our subject matter experts give you an additional resource, so you never have to go very far to find whatever help you need.

How It Helps

  • Connects coursework to the real world: You will be able to help your students understand the real-world applications of math and science problems.
  • Improves skills across subject areas: By incorporating reading comprehension strategies across content areas, you will help your student perform better in such classes as history, science and more.
  • Fosters scientific thinking: You will be able to show your students how to apply scientific inquiry to questions they may encounter in other classes or life outside school.

Skills Covered

At the end of this chapter, teachers will be able to:

  • Visualize how different disciplines are connected
  • Teach real-world applications of math through a problem-based approach
  • Integrate language arts strategies into other content areas
  • Incorporate KWL, P.A.R and other techniques across the curriculum

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.