Thematic unit ideas

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  1. Caitlynn89

    Caitlynn89 New Member

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    Hi teachers
    Does anyone have any popular thematic units that they like to use aside from the usual ones. It's easy to think of for lower elementary but I am looking for something to engage grade 4/5/6.
     
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  3. otterpop

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    Are you a current teacher or student teacher? Or neither...? What subjects do you teach?

    I ask because it would help to have more information about your teaching environment. I teach upper elementary, but don't know of any upper elementary teachers using cross curricular themed units currently. Many teachers are departmentalized in upper elementary now, which makes themed units harder.
     
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    When I taught elementary, the upper level teachers were departmentalized, but based units around literature. Some popular books at the time were Holes and Hoot. I realize that dates me...
     
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    I did a unit last year on the refugee experience, using Alan Gratz' "Refugee" as a jumping off point. I incorporated History, Geography, and all strands of Literacy.
     
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