Planning an Integrated Thematic Curriculum Unit Using Universal Design for Learning Universal Design of Early Education: Moving All Children Forward (Conn-Powers, Cross, Traub, & Hutter-Pishgahi) Who am I in the Lives of Children? (Feeney, Christensen, & Moravcik) Prepared by Dr. Carla Piper
Major Understandings: 4-6 important ideas you want children to construct
Resources: Books, articles, etc.
Sunburst Graphic Curriculum Plan Family Involvement Activities Learning Trips Literature Extensions Story Books Fingerplays and Poems Sensory Exploration Dramatic Play Blocks Language Charts Discussions Mapping and Graphing Science Workjobs and Games Child-Authored Books Language Games
Ideas for Enriching the Environment Art Area Library Reading Corner Blocks Manipulative Toys Dramatic Play Writing Center Puzzles Hollow Box Discovery Table Light Table Sensory Table Open Area
Curriculum Focus on Food Cooking Songs, Creative Movement, and Drama Art Reference Books and Cookbooks Big Idea #4 Food can be prepared in many different ways. Big Idea #3 People like some foods and dislike some foods. Big Idea #2 Food comes from different places and we eat in different places. Big Idea #1 Everyone needs food to live, grow, and stay healthy. Animals need food too.