Opportunities for Integration

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Integrated units, taught in the other academic disciplines, help students incorporate what they are learning in Foundations in Law into their core academic classes. Throughout the course, Opportunities for Integration identifies how the activities and content in the units connect with other academic subjects. For Unit 2, you may want to work with other teachers on the following activities:

In Activity 1F, collaborate with a social studies teacher to help students explore how federalism works in practice.  For example, students in a U.S. history class may look at historic examples, such as the use of federal power to end racial segregation or to raise the drinking age to 21. Students in a civics or government class may research recent debates over the federal role in policy areas historically left to the states, such as public education and health care.

In Activities 2D and 3E, work with a mathematics or science teacher to assist students in reading and interpreting different forms of data.

In Activity 3B, team up with a social studies teacher to explore the concept of political ideology and to define terms that are frequently used to frame debates around community problems and needs.

Activity 4A, coordinate with a technology teacher to help students use presentation tools to create their multimedia presentations.

ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career has developed integrated lessons in English language arts, math, and science that link to Foundations in Law.