This study focused on implementing an integrated curriculum as a way to influence knowledge transfer in a middle school social studies classroom. The participants of this study were sixth grade students. As part of this study, three different subject areas were introduced through activities within this classroom including language arts, mathematics and art. Before this study began a survey was given to students and after each separate integrated activity students were to articulate the skills they transferred from other disciplines into an exit card. The findings of this study were that few students were able to articulate the skills they utilized in other content areas. Several students were unable to transfer their knowledge from other subject areas into this social studies unit which is a wide-spread problem at the middle school level.In this study, sixth grade social studies students were introduced to the cultural universals of ancient Rome. Students were exposed to the ancient Roman civilizations by learning about each element of the cultural universals. ... Students were presenting their skills in mathematics when discussing ancient Romea#39;s number system, as well as when categorizing information they have read in the textbook toanbsp;...
|Title||:||When Contents Collide: How an Integrated Curriculum Influences Knowledge Transfer|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|