PROCEDURE FOR DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM UNIT 1. Identify the grade. 2. Identify the topic/ theme. 3. Identify overall expectations from each guideline unit being used. 4. Design your culminating activity/ task. 5. Write a guiding question for the unit ( to focus the design of activities so that they result in focused study that moves students closer to successful completion of the culminating task). 6. Brainstorm activities. 7. Match brainstormed activities to the specific expectations from each guideline unit you are using for this plan. 8. Add activities/ tasks where/if gaps exist. Ask yourself, “Is each expectation taught thoroughly?” 9. Deconstruct each activity to identify embedded knowledge and skills. 10. Identify how you will assess and evaluate the products of each activity and of the Culminating Task. NOTE: When you proceed to developing a “good” copy of this unit, you will need to decide the order in which you will address each activity, and then the order in which you will design individual lessons in order to ensure that every student completes each activity successfully.