ERIC Number: ED365457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Creating Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Young Children: An Integrated Thematic Unit Plan Format.
Thompson, Debra S.
This paper provides a detailed unit plan format for use by teacher trainers in early childhood education classes to teach students how to write integrated thematic unit plans for developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children. The paper first provides the outline for the thematic unit plan, and then explains each of the plan's 16 elements: (1) theme; (2) grade and class size; (3) explanation of developmental appropriateness; (4) general goals; (5) skill and concept development; (6) brief summary of the unit; (7) integration with other curriculum areas; (8) introductory activity; (9) culminating activity; (10) methods of evaluation; (11) topic webs; (12) curriculum areas plan chart; (13) lesson plans; (14) bibliography of children's books; (15) bibliography of teacher resources; and (16) picture file. Four appendixes provide a list of possible learning centers in a classroom for 3- to 5-year-olds, a list of learning experiences that can be incorporated into thematic units, a curriculum areas plan chart, and an outline for a lesson plan. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A