Integrated Curriculum Example The example below illustrates how integrated curriculum requires accessing knowledge from all of the traditional subjects without labeling it as such. In addition, an integrated curriculum adds problem-solving, real-world application and social consciousness to the learning process, making it a more comprehensive way of educating and of learning. The Civil War Integrated Unit At PUCS, an integrated unit begins with a thematic statement. In the beginning God created man and woman to live in harmony with others. Throughout history, we have seen cultures and civilizations grow; however we still see the effects of sin on civilizations and country as they grow. During the time of the Civil War we see a nation torn. Two groups of people wanted different things and as a result an unforgettable war broke out in the nation. So many lives were lost and there was so much turmoil throughout the country, people would never be the same. In the Civil War unit, students learn about: the events leading up to the war what the issues and causes were what it was like to live during that time where and when events were happening how these events affected people Through discussions, students reflect on many issues involved in the Civil War, hopefully coming away from it a changed person. We can learn from the past. We can empathize with those who lost family members and friends and we can also commemorate those who fought so courageously for the sake of our country.