Integration of the Curriculum
Across the Disciplines


The threaded approach to integration is a metacurricular approach where big ideas are enlarged. This methodology threads thinking skills, social skills, study skills, graphic organizers, technology, and a multiple intelligences (see Howard Gardner)approach to thinking throughout all disciplines.

The threaded approach supersedes all subject matter content. Using this approach, interdepartmental teams can focus on thinking skills to integrate with content information.

The threaded approach takes learning to a synthesis level. That is, teachers incorporate into their teaching strategies such techniques as inquiry and self-reflection. For example, a teacher may ask the student: what do you think about that? Or, what thinking skills did you use and find most helpful in solving the problem?