This 2.5-unit course focuses on learning and teaching in elementary classrooms and becoming an elementary teacher. Students consider the tension between giving full attention to each subject area, integrating across subject areas, and meeting students? developmental needs. Through an analysis of current research, theories of learning, and informed classroom practices, students prepare lesson and unit plans, teach, assess, and reflect on student learning. An integrated course structure is used; students study adjacent subject areas examining similarities and differences. In this course students study writing, reading, social science, mathematics, science, music, visual arts, physical education and health. The 1-unit version includes writing, reading, and social science or mathematics and science. A .5-unit version includes music, visual arts, physical education and health.