The focus of this chapter is the specific challenges of team teaching each individual discipline in the typical high school or secondary school. Although science curricula vary not only from state to state, but even district to district, there is general uniformity in the courses that are offered in grades 9–12 in the United States.

The authors’ purpose in this chapter is not to advocate one form of course progression over another, but to provide information to co-teachers when they are teaching a particular discipline. The authors will address the specific challenges of each discipline and provide strategies for success in that area. In addition to the four most common courses (biology, chemistry, Earth science, and physics), the authors will discuss other content areas, such as astronomy, oceanography, and anatomy, which are often offered as electives but which may include a population of special education students. This free selection also includes the Table of Contents, Acknowledgements, Introduction, and Index.


Type Book ChapterPub Date 5/5/2011Stock # PB294X7_7

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