Multidisciplinary approach

How to make Projects with a multidisciplinary approach – Best examples.

Education has become an integral part of our life. At the same time, it has become difficult for kids and parents to deal with it. There is lots of competition in the field of education. Everyone wants his/ her child to get the best education. The school and teachers use many approaches and methods to give the best education. Some of the methods and approaches are :

You can find out more about these approaches and their examples on my website. Just click on the approach or method. You can find detailed information about it. 

Teachers use many methods to teach. The main goal of using these methods or approaches is to make learning holistic and joyful. Nowadays education is changed. Earlier it is teacher-centric education. But now it is students-centric education. So the role of a teacher is a good guide or motivator.  To fulfill the need of today’s education system various methods and approaches can use. So that students can explore more knowledge. Their learning becomes everlasting as well as interesting. 

Among all the above approaches integration is one of the best approaches. As students not only study or explore that particular subject or topic. But the child can correlate or connect many other subjects with that particular subject. Integration divide into following other methods also apart from the Multidisciplinary approach. You might have a question: What are integration and its types? You can click on the link and can explore more about it.

But here we learn only about the multidisciplinary approach and What projects can you give to the kids at the primary level? We also discuss it with a detailed project example. 

What Multidisciplinary approach is?  :

A multidisciplinary approach allows combining one subject/ discipline to other many subjects/disciplines. 

 As you can see in the above example that Food is a topic of Environmental Science. But Here in the Multidisciplinary approach, can connect with many subjects as shown in the picture. It can connect with Mathematics, Science, Language, Art, Geography, and many more. Now you might think How it can connect with all the other subjects. Could I have to teach Food only here in other subjects? You definitely have a such type of question in your mind. But the answer is NO. You have to connect topic food with other subjects to teach that particular topic of that subjects.

Example: 1 : Multidisciplinary approach

Topic: Food

Age:  8 to 10 years.

Class: 3 to 5

Subject: Environmental science

A correlation with other SubjectsTopic covered 
Mathematics1. To find out the price of vegetables and other items. 
2. Concept of Grams and Kilograms: Conversion.
Eg. Price of 1 kg potato is 20Rs/-. What is the price of an 8 kg potato?
The price of 1 kg Apples is 100 RS/- What is the price of 20 kg Apples?

3. Concept of Measuring Units. 
4. Wrapper pasting and writing its details.
5. Wrapper pasting and collection of different Food packets and collect nutrients values. Make a bar graph accordingly.
Fats          :    __________ grams
Protines :       __________ grams
Carbohydrtes : __________ grams
Minerals :        __________ grams
Other details like :
Price : _________________
Net weight :__________ 
Manufacturing date : 
Expiry date : 
Ingredients used: 
History 1. To collect information about the traditional dishes of a particular state or country. Can paste the dishes.
2. Then, Write about the origin of the dish.
Geography1. Map recording: Locate the different main protection regions of particular grains/pulses/ vegetables or fruits.

2. Also, discuss the weather conditions of that particular place.
Science1. How much fat is in your food? Project. Next is,
2. Classification of junk food and healthy food.
3. How do sprouts grow? -Experiment.  
4. Making of compost pit from leftover food at home.
5.  Differentiate Raw and cooked food.
6. Write the cooking method of the following food items.
Language1. Creative writing on favorite food items/vegetables or Fruits.
2. Picture story Write uses of food. 
3. One-act play on junk food and healthy food.Debate junk food and healthy food.
4. Elocution competition 
Art1. Pasting of different vegetables and fruits. Next is
2. Pasting different traditional food dishes.
3. Roleplay-Salad Making/recipe making at home.
4. Clay modeling of different utensils.
5. Poster Making “Don’t waste the food”
Example:1

Example: 2  : Multidisciplinary approach

Topic: Numbers Counting

Age:  6 to 7years.

Class: 1 & 2

Subject: Mathematics

TLO: ( Teaching Learning Outcomes )

1.  To be able to count numbers with objects.

       2. To be able to name the objects he was using such as 10 bananas, 5 potatoes, and many more objects used by the child.

       3. Able to identify the objects.

       4. Able to draw or paste and count. 

Video Link:   https://youtu.be/wCKQ5jV06b8

A co-relation with other SubjectsTopic covered 
Environmental science1. Numbers counting using different objects such as fruits and vegetables leaves etc we can teach topic plants easily. 
2. Parts of the plants.
4. Festivals
3. Using chess, carrom, balls games, and number counting indoor & outdoor games can teach.
4. Body parts can also teach using number counting.
Language
https://youtu.be/wCKQ5jV06b8
1. Wring of numbers in words.
2. Writing of rhyming words. 
Eg.  Nine- Shine         Two- too          Three- free           Four- sour           
Five- hive    Six- fix and many more. 

3. Singular and plural.
One ball- three balls.  One girl- eight girls.
4. Making video of Number counting.- Speaking. Poem recitation.
One two buckle my shoes………..
Art & craft 1. Drawing and pasting of objects.
2. Action song: One little monkey jumping on the tree…..
Music1. Poem recitation with music.
2. Action song with music
Science1. Plantation of moong, chana, etc.- Seed germination.
2. Labeling of parts of plants. 
Example: 2

Example: 3  :

Topic: Plant world 

Subtopic: Flowers and Fruits

TLO ( Teaching Learning Outcomes ):

To be able to :

  1. Understand Seasonal flowers and fruits.

       2. write about your favorite flower or fruit in both Hindi and English.

       3. know the prices of different fruits.

       4. make a Collage of flowers and be able to write uses of flowers.

A co-relation with other SubjectsTopic covered 
Environmental science1. Collect information about various seasonal flowers and fruits. 
2. Uses of Flowers and fruits.
3. Classification into
Creepers:
Climbers:
Herbs :
Shrubs:
Trees giving flowers :
Edible flowers :

4. Methods of seed dispersal.- PROJECT
Mathematics1. The concept of multiplication and addition can be taught. 
2. Number counting at a lower level. 
3. Unit conversion.
Art1. Drawing and pasting of Seasonal fruits and plants.
2. Clay modeling of fruits and vegetables
3. One-act play of vegetable or fruit sellers.
4. Poster making- Don’t pluck the flower. 
5. Making of the kitchen garden.
Geography1. Map recording: Main production state and country of particular fruit and flower.
2. Activity – Where do they ( fruit and vegetable) come from? Origine.
Language 1. Write about your favorite fruit or flower. 
2. Using clue word make a story.
3. Dialogue delivery activity in the group? Why do I like the _________ Most?
Science1. 3D model of parts of flowers. 
2. Planting a flower-seed germination
Example : 3

Example: 4  : Multidisciplinary approach

Subject: English(Language)

Topic: Letter Writing ( Here comes a letter)

TLO 🙁 Teaching Learning Outcomes )

        To be able to :

  1. write a formal and informal letter.
  2. Identify different occupations & Uniforms Jobs.
  3. Understand the concept of Distance.
  4. get ideas of means of transports.
  5. make envelopes.
A co-relation with other SubjectsTopic covered 
Language1. Learn how to write letters in both the language Hindi and English. Then,
2. Write about the postman.
 3. Picture story on the postman.
Environmental science1. To paste and write a Journey of letters.
2. To write other occupations in which one should wear Uniforms like the postman.
3. To write and paste different kinds of post office facilities. 
4. Project on the mode of transports. ( As letters deliver using postal van, train, and plane as per distance required)
Mathematics.1. The concept of distance can teach through this topic.
2. The pattern can teach. Patterns of different stamps.
History 1. How stamps are made? Its origin and history of various stamps used on letters.
2. Importance of Stamps.
Art and Craft1. Stamp collage. Collection of various Stamps.
2. Pasting of other occupations. 
MusicPoem-related postman. Poem related different other occupation.
Example: 4

Example: 5  :

Subject: Mathematics

Topic: Jugs & Mugs 

TLO 🙁 Teaching Learning Outcomes )

  1.  Understand about measuring units of water.
  2. Learn about sources of water.
  3. Conversion Mililiter to liter.
  4.  Creative writing: Life without water.
A co-relation with other SubjectsTopic covered 
Mathematics 1. Water as a theme teacher can teach the topic such as measuring units-  liters and milliliters. 
 2. Ask students to measure water using bottles, glass, jugs, and mugs, Buckets.
For example, to fill a bottle how much glass of water is required?
To fill the bucket how many jugs of water are required?
Record the observations. 


3. Ask 1 liter is how much milliliter? Give more sum to converse. 
4.  And then give more examples for conversion of units.
5.  Volume of water
Language1. Creative writing on the topic of Life without water.DEbate – Why should we
2. Conserve the water? Write- Ways of Conserving water and reuse of water.
Science1. Discuss the properties of water. Uses of water. Sources of water.
2. Concept of float and sink.
3. Concept of dissolve or do not dissolve in water.
4. Water Cycle.
Geography 1. Discuss natural sources of water and their origin.
2. Map recording- River, sea, and ocean.
Art 1. To make a poster on: “ Save the water “ “water is our life.”
2. To arrange the Roleplay or street drama to show the Importance of water. 
Example: 5

Conclusion

Now, I hope you have a clear idea about the uses of the Multidisciplinary Approach. And how you can connect the topic of one subject to many others subjects. You can take the help of other subject teachers to make the work easy for the children and yourself. There are many benefits of multidisciplinary approach such as :

  • learning become joyful and intresting.
  • burden free teaching learning process.
  • holistic learning.
  • It helps to develop creative and creative thinking among the children.
  • It is the learner oriented approch. So that students explore more and gaim knowledge.
  • With one subjects they can learn other sujects. So that students develop more intrest in the learning.

I try to cover the main them of the learning. These are the main useful themes for kids learning. You can get ideas for different projects and activities. At the same time, you can correlate with other subjects. You can use more effectively the multidisciplinary approach in your classroom.

I hope and wish that you will use these ideas of projects in your day-to-day life teaching process.

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