This is one of the most revolutionary handbooks available for the classroom teacher of the 90s--it provides the theory, tools & specific how to's to radically rethink curriculum & instruction for today's students. Included is an explanation of the brain research base for the ITI model's eight "brain-compatible" elements, detailed how to's for creating a year long theme, monthly components & weekly topics, identifying key points, creating inquiries (activities through which students apply their learnings to the real world), & how to move away from traditional grading & evaluation of students toward brain-compatible & authentic assessment of mastery/competence. Also included are numerous examples of year themes, key points, & inquiries plus a complete curriculum for one week & for one month. INTEGRATED THEMATIC INSTRUCTION: THE MODEL is a complete, stand-alone handbook for implementing an integrated thematic instruction approach to using current brain research. Its curriculum model departs significantly from that of the past 100 years. Designed primarily for grades K-6. Third edition, 1994. This book may be ordered from: Books for Educators, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 18, Kent, WA 98042. Phone: (206) 630-6908.Kovalik, Susan J. is the author of 'Integrated Thematic Instruction: The Model' with ISBN 9781878631183 and ISBN 1878631187.