9th Grade Interdisciplinary Learning

Teachers Kristin Kalangis (English), Marc Reynolds (Biology), Lindsey Reader (Biology), and Jebb Norton (History) have joined forces to integrate the major themes and concepts of their 9th grade courses. Through the analysis of Daniel Quinn’s novel Ishmael in English class, the examination of major changes in the hominid fossil record in biology, and discovery of ancient societies in history, students have been able to deeply examine humanity’s place in the world from all angles. All four teachers have found that this multidisciplinary approach has resulted in the students being more engaged and energized in the classroom. The teachers and students look forward to incorporating photography and library research in the next stages of the curriculum.