One of the fun challenges of interdisciplinary teaching is developing assignments that draw on a range of methods, skills, and disciplines. The assignments here offer inspiration and ideas for creative possibilities.

Three Highlighted Examples of Assignments

Species Story

Students are assigned a species that lives in the Salish Sea. They are asked to research scientific articles about the species and then develop a creative writing essay to tell their “species story.”

Reflection Journaling

SALI students receive a reflection packet at the start of the quarter, which includes the syllabus and placeholders for weekly reflections on each week’s themes and concepts.

Letter to a Leader

Students apply content knowledge to civic engagement by researching a cross-border issue, and writing to a leader who is responsible for taking action on a bill or resolution.

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Image Credits

1. "Purple Sea Star".  dreaming_of_rivers. May 30, 2015. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

2. “Writing”. Rubin Starset. 2009. CC-BY-NC-SA.

3.  Screenshot of website of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia taken August 2nd 2022.