Yup'ik Thematic Units K-3 One of the obstacles teachers face when implementing the thematic unitsare finding raw materials such as furs to help teach the units. http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/delena/7Yup'ik thematic.htm
Extractions: Yupiit calituut ilalluten. Yup'ik people work together. Currently, I work for the Lower Kuskokwim School District as an Education Specialist for the Yup'ik language program. My office is in the Bilingual Curriculum department, headed by Coordinator Beverly Williams. My knowledgeable coworkers are all content-area Curriculum Specialists for science, language arts, social studies, health, physical education, and mathematics. Everyone works together toward meeting the LKSD mission statement: "The mission of the Lower Kuskokwim School District is to ensure bilingual, culturally appropriate and effective education for all students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to be responsible, productive citizens." (p. 5, LKSD Annual Report Card) I was raised in the village of Kotlik, a small village of less than ten families at the mouth of the Yukon River. I value the unique experience of growing up having roots with the Yup'ik culture and language. A one-room school was operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Chaneliak, about six miles northeast of Kotlik. There were thirty to sixty residents in Chaneliak, a Catholic Church and an Alaska Commercial Company store. The Alaska Commercial Company supplied simple foods, such as flour, sugar, salt, tea, coffee, and canned goods. In addition to food, we had kerosene, gas, and motor oil for boats. The subsistence lifestyle we led was simple but strenuous.
Yup'ik Thematic Units We decided it was important to invite Elders to introduce the thematicunits. We also asked them to teach an activity during the week. http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/delena/6Yup'ik thematic.htm
Extractions: Chapter 6 Yup'ik Language and Culture: A Description and Analytical View of the 4-6 Yup'ik Thematic Unit By Dora E. Strunk Quinhagak, Alaska This paper will describe and analyze the Yup'ik Thematic Units (mainly looking at the weather and the survival skills unit) for grades 4-6 at the Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat (Quinhagak School) at Quinhagak, Alaska. The thematic units are challenging and enjoyable because the themes were derived from our culture. This paper will describe the community and students the program serves. It will look at the goals and objectives of the program, how long the program has been implemented. It will also describe the innovative instructional strategies used in the program. Examples of successes will also be included. Finally, I will attempt to include several problems with the program and my ideas for improving it. Goals and Objectives of the Thematic Units The thematic units don't have documented goals, but the units meet the mission statement of the Lower Kuskokwim School District, "to ensure bilingual, culturally appropriate and effective education for all students, thereby providing them with the opportunity to be responsible, productive citizens" (Waite, 1996/97, p.5). Under the LKSD mission statement the Student Learning Goals are listed. One of them states that students will value culture, environment, and others. The development of the thematic units certainly meets the student learning goals. At the Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat our AOTE (Alaska Onward to Excellence) goal states that students will communicate effectively in Yup'ik. When Elders come to school and give a presentation, students learn new vocabulary. Students are conversing in Yup'ik.
Monthly Themes units include Alphabet, Food, Eggs, Bears, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall, Zoo APoem a Day 180 thematic Poems and Activities That teach and Delight All http://www.kinderkorner.com/themes.html
Extractions: I vary my themes a bit from year to year, and I don't usually teach them all every year. Because I often teach a multi-age K-1 class or loop from kindergarten to first grade then back again, I sometimes have the same children two years in a row. They enjoy revisiting familiar themes and stories, and there are always new activities, stories, and poems being added, which makes it extra fun. The students who stay with me for two years do the work on a much higher level than they did the year before, and get more from the experience. So for me, repeating the material has never been a problem. This is a general schedule of what I pick and choose from during the year. I usually work on two or more themes at the same time, and there's a lot of overlap in some areas. If the kids are REALLY interested in a particular area or theme, we spend more time on it and I eliminate or shorten something else. Many of the basic themes like colors and patterns are woven throughout the year, and many themes carry over from one month to the next. We also focus on one or two authors or story characters each month. If you know of any good resources I should add to my units, have a website or thematic unit you'd like me to link to, or have songs and poems to share, please send me a note at
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Extractions: Each Thematic Unit offers two or more literature-based units and lesson plans, lots of cross-curricular activities, worksheets, a culminating activity, management ideas, and a bibliography. These Thematic Units provide activities, many of them hands-on, for all areas of the curriculum, including math, science, language arts, social studies, physical education, art and music. These books are an ideal way to connect literature with learning. 80 pages. $9.95 each EARLY LEARNING
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Extractions: Dinosaurs have always been a source of great curiosity for children of all ages. When the word "dinosaur" is spoken you cannot help but think of the great, huge creatures that lived, played, fought, and hunted for hundreds of millions of years and then mysteriously died-or did they? Learn more about the dinosaurs and the time they lived in this 2-part Unit. Dinosaurs! Part 2
Extractions: You may already have read a lot about raising your child's IQ; the traditional measure of a person's intellect. For the past 8 years, since Daniel Goleman wrote a book about EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, researchers, teachers and parents have been looking at another way that people are smart. Join HLN as we focus on the skills of emotional intelligence and why being emotionally literate is so important to your child success.
Extractions: Links Home ... Thematic Units : Poetry Categories Links "Fill-in-the-Blank" Poetry - In this activity, students write poems of their own without having to create an all-new structure or rhyme scheme. Grades 6-12 pop (Added: Sun Aug 26 2001 Hits: 8995 Rating: 5.67 Votes: 3) Rate It 30 Days of Poetry - This collection of poetry lessons was originally designed for high school students, but most of it can be easily adapted for intermediate students. Grades Various pop (Added: Sun Aug 26 2001 Hits: 7730 Rating: 9.50 Votes: 8) Rate It A Simile and Metaphor Sample Lesson Plan - Difficult concepts to teach, this lesson provides you with all the tools you need including a ton of examples. Grades 5-12
Extractions: Links Home ... Thematic Units Categories Links Ecosystems - Help students understand the importance of how our earth's resources are related and depend on each other. (Added: Sat Mar 04 2000 Hits: 709 Rating: 0.00 Votes: 0) Rate It Electricity and Magnetism - Best of the web, internet activities, lesson plans, book resources and more for electricity and magnetism. (Added: Tue May 16 2000 Hits: 893 Rating: 0.00 Votes: 0) Rate It Endangered Species - Help your students become more aware of these valuable resources. (Added: Sat Mar 04 2000 Hits: 534 Rating: 0.00 Votes: 0)
ProTeacher Community Can teach A List of Tried and True Theme Community Discovered Curriculum units A searchable collection of over 50 K-6 thematic units integrating arts http://www.proteacher.com/020010.shtml
Using Thematic Units K - 8: Assignments (This is 9 of the Personal Inquiry Assignment.) A common question about usingthematic units is, How will I teach the required skills and content if I use http://www.indiana.edu/~w505b/Assignments.html
Extractions: Using Thematic Units K - 12 We will be using a web based bulletin board system as our primary means of class discussion. You will be expected to contribute to the discussion by posting at least one contribution every two weeks. However, you are encouraged to post more. To keep the discussion manageable, please limit the length of your comments to approximately 300-500 words. Please write no more than one single spaced typed page. The weekly deadline for posting is Saturday, midnight. There are three exceptions to the bi-weekly bulletin board discussions. In the time periods in which your reaction papers and final presentation are due, there will be no "required" discussions. September 23 - 27: Respond to one December 9 - 13: Besides the five bi-weekly discussions, please post the list of sign systems and disciplines that you used during the exploration and presentation of your inquiry. (This is #9 of the Personal Inquiry Assignment.) A common question about using thematic units is, "How will I teach the required skills and content if I use thematic units?" As Tchudi and Lafer suggest, many opportunities will arise during the course of the inquiry to teach specific skills and content, as they directly relate to the different explorations that are going on at any given time. There are four elements that must be included in your reaction papers.
Lesson Plans And Units ideas for a variety of ways to teach Core Knowledge topics. Paso Partners Home PageScience units for kindergarten through third grade. Bats A thematic unit on http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8854/lp.html
Extractions: Lesson Plans and Units The Math Library From The Math Forum, this site has a number of lessons for teaching various math concepts. Interactive Assessment Worksheets This award-winning site challenges students to use their problem-solving skills. Math Word Problems for Children A must-visit site. Great word problems for several grade levels. Includes problem solving skills. Communities This unit for second grade is another great idea from Hazel Jobe Teacher Lesson Plans Listing of lesson plans from The Educational Technology Center Core Knowledge Lesson Plans Large listing of plans for all grade levels. Patterns Here, There, and Everywhere Unit on patterns for primary age students. Judy's Case Two studies of patterns for second graders. Teaching is a Work of Heart All kinds of goodies can be found here-Lessons, learning centers, links, and much more! Science Plans That Teach K-2 Literacy Provides lesson plans and ideas for teachers. SCORE Mathematics Numerous lessons and resources for teaching math. Elementary Science Curriculum Guide Several units broken down by grade level for teaching science in grades 1-5 How Are Leaves Alike and Different?
Extractions: A thematic unit is a collaborative unit in which a teacher can integrate all of the curricular areas under one theme. Teaching language arts through thematic units across the curriculum typically integrates broad areas of knowledge, such as social studies, mathematics, or ecology with the teaching of the four major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. (Ritter) In the Connected University (CU) class, Its Never too late, Technology in Early Childhood, the primary goal of the class was to create a unit using the Internet as the primary research tool. Thematic teaching seeks to paint a big pictureto look at the larger ideas embedded in our curriculum, the how and why of history, ecology, biology, and so on (Hepler, 1989). But where does one begin? Thematic units are a "multifaceted method of planning," "a dynamic process"; they have a broad enough scope to incorporate many types of books and materials but are not so broad that the connections within the topic are lost. They should have appeal to children as well as intellectual content. When writing a thematic unit, there are several approaches that a teacher can take. The first approach is to select a topic and have one activity related to the topic in each curricular area. The second approach is to shape the entire classroom procedures and routines around the selected subject. A third approach is to use the seven intelligences to appeal to the students learning styles under a given project. When creating a thematic unit, I try to integrate all of these three approaches.
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Extractions: Integrated Thematic Instruction Designed by Michael G. England, Ed.D www.ez2bsaved.com Powerful learning requires a "bodybrain partnership" - an integrated process. Where students experience bodybrain-compatible learning, their product-producing and problem-solving capacities are greatly enhanced. Both students and adults require a bodybrain-compatible environment to work and learn. The perpetuation of American democracy is rooted in the education of our young, equipping them to take personal responsibility and to solve problems as caring citizens. Understanding the application of the emerging biology of learning is the keystone to meaningful, systemic school change. Table of Contents Five Star Sites http://www.isd196.k12.mn.us/Classroom/itc/K5/tech%20curr/lessons.html
Extractions: ThemeWeavers: Animals Activity Kit Identify the life processes (e.g., growth, digestion, react to environment) of living things. Biological Sciences : Pennsylvania's public schools shall teach, challenge and support every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed toà : GRADE FOUR : A. Know the similarities and differences of living things. Component: Thematic Units: Animal Attributes Reference: Teachers Guide, pp. 41-43 Required: Suggested: K-2 Interested: Know that some organisms have similar internal characteristics (e.g., anatomical characteristics, appendages, type of covering, body segments). Biological Sciences : Pennsylvania's public schools shall teach, challenge and support every student to realize his or her maximum potential and to acquire the knowledge and skills needed toà : GRADE FOUR : A. Know the similarities and differences of living things. Component: Software Activities: Science Reference: Teachers Guide, pp. 28-32
Riverdeep | EdConnect | Thematic Units thematic units. 'Tis the Season, So Weather It Out, Grades PreK to 2. Kids' curiosityabout the president creates many opportunities to teach Social Studies. http://www.riverdeep.net/edconnect/tools/thematic_units.jhtml
Extractions: 'Tis the Season, So Weather It Out Grades Pre-K to 2 What special occasions arrive in the summer? What do animals do in the spring... where do they go... Amazing Animals Grades Pre-K to 2 Kids get up close and personal in these lessons as they encounter real bugs, imaginary... Growing Up Green Grades Pre-K to 2 Imagine growing "green hair"... then imagine giving a plant a buzz-cut! And, just imagine watching... Meet the President Grades Pre-K to 2 Kids' curiosity about the president creates many opportunities to teach Social Studies. The... Prime Time for Rhymes Grades Pre-K to 2 Don't delay, but give a "Hip, hip hooray," as students play an array of rhyming games. Invite kids... The Age of Exploration Grades 5 to 6 What were 15th- and 16th-century explorers looking for? How did they navigate? What did it feel...
1.9.4 Thanksgiving ideas (EXCELLENT A ) (http//teachers.teachnology.com/themes/holidays/thanks/)Thanksgiving@theteachersguide - LP's, thematic units, activities - all grades http://www.l2l4ed.com/1_9_4_thanksgiving.htm
Extractions: Comments/Suggestions "Must see" Teacher Sites Visit other valuable Teacher Sites Home Last page update: 11/17/02 All links verified as of 11/17/02 An American Thanksgiving: K-5 (GOOD IDEAS [B] ) (http://www.night.net/thanksgiving/) (http://www.benjerry.com/thanksgiving/index.html) (http://www.kate.net/holidays/thanksgiving/) First Thanksgiving Unit (RICH; MULTI-DISCIPLINE [A] ) (http://members.tripod.com/briankelley/firstthanksunit.htm#Arts) "First Thanksgiving" unit (VERY GOOD [B] ) (http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson037.shtml) Imagine Me at the First Thanksgiving - K-1 lessons (VERY GOOD [A-] ) (http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlresources/units/MonsonUnits/AngBag/index.html) Kids Domain Thanksgiving (GOOD PROJECTS [A] ) (http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/thanks/index.html) Library of Congress: Thanksgiving (VERY GOOD MATERIALS [B+] ) (http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/features/thanks/thanks.html)
Resources For World Language Teachers Solutions now offers several Literature based thematic units by author children'sliterature for lesson or thematic unit? don't always know or teach about other http://www.languageshaping.com/Resources.htm
Extractions: Home Up [ Resources ] Pedagogy Discussion Here you will find resources to help Spanish and French teachers meet the daily challenge of the second language classroom. We have organized the resource category in the speech bubbles to the left. We also have include a list of Frequently Asked Questions below. I want to use thematic units in my class, but where can I find materials? How do I choose a piece of children's literature for lesson or thematic unit? Where can I get information about French or Spanish Artists? How can I evaluate new materials before I buy? ... Where can I find the Chez Moi thematic unit? I want to use thematic units in my class, but where can I find materials? There are several criteria to use when selecting a piece of children's literature for use in your classroom. First of all consider all the possibilities: print books, legends, poems, chants, folktales. Of course if you choose a story that isn't yet illustrated, you will have both the challenge and the freedom to create the visuals. To help you sort through the criteria, Language Shaping Solutions has created the free tools: