Creating Cross-Curricular Experiences

Tonight I’m hosting a twitter #engchat on creating cross-curricular experiences in the English classroom. As someone who has had difficulty declaring loyalty to a single subject for most of my academic career and as someone who teaches both English and history, I’m deeply interested in creating experiences for students to learn outside of discipline-specific boxes.

Some questions to jump start the discussion:

  • What benefits do you see to creating cross-curricular experiences? How do they enhance student learning?
  • What are obstacles and logistical challenges to creating cross-curricular experiences? How have you successfully navigated these challenges?
  • What tools have you used to facilitate cross-curricular experiences?

Feel free to join us on Twitter or to post your thoughts as a comment below. I’d also love if people would be willing to share links to projects and experiences they have successfully implemented.