April 09, 2003
We have a relatively new (about five years-old) interdisciplinary unit that we teach in seventh grade. It's quite a sophisticated and challenging unit for middle schoolers, and I'm sure adolescents would learn a great deal from it. It's called the Virtual Trade Mission. The unit fits in perfectly with world cultures, five themes of geography, economy, and government, and uses almost every curricular area. You can learn details about this unit by going to http://www.d21.k12.il.us/dept_instr/vtm/index.html on my district's Website. From there you can follow links to terrific websites associated with this unit.