Western Michigan University
ED 430: Creativity in the Classroom
Integrated Thematic Units and Lesson Plans Rubric
You will be working
in groups (no more than 4 to a group) to create an arts-based interdisciplinary
unit incorporating: a) generative themes or critical questions, b) lessons
from each discipline, c) the national standards for arts education and d)
the Michigan standards for the selected content areas. You will be given some
time in class to meet with your groups, but additional time outside of class
may be necessary. Each group will present their units to the class on either
Monday, December 1st or Wednesday, December 3rd.
DUE Date: December 1st
Your Integrated Thematic Unit Should include:
_______ Theme : Is it valid
- have validity within the disciplines? Is it too broad, too specific?
Is it interesting?
_______ Critical or Essential Question (what do you want to know about the theme?)_______ Framework for Unit Plan: Includes Web or Graphic Organizer (information about this can be found in your coursepack, chapters from: Interdisciplinary curriculum: Design and Implementation & Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning )
_______ Background information (research about the theme)
_______ Resources and materials used in the unit
_______ Lesson Plans (at least 12 total) : (See sample plan)
Rubrics: (20 pts.)
_____ / 17 pts. Content: All sections are complete
_____ / 3 pts. Presentation: Well-Organized , professional appearance
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