One of the aims of TCA is to help kids learn “how to think.” One of the primary ways which this is fostered at TCA is through the use of interdisciplinary studies. By this we mean that students connect what they are learning between their multiple classes. This method helps students to see that their subjects do not “happen in a vacuum” but also help them learn how all of God’s truth fits together. TCA has modeled several methods to bring about integration on the High School level.
1. Interdisciplinary Projects
2. Interdisciplinary Lessons
Besides the use of projects, classes at TCA are designed to “overlap.” By this we mean that what students learn in one class will be reflected in another class. For example, in 9th grade students study ancient Egypt as part of their History class, while at the same time performing a mummification project in conjunction with Science. The two team teachers will work their lessons together to help students see and learn that the Bible develops in the view of actual historical events. This method helps students to see that their subjects are not separate from each other, rather that all learning is intertwined.
Products of these lessons are: