What is a thematic unitThematic units are units of instructionthat address a central theme. Theseare the instructional units that lead tothe development of integrated study.Thematic units facilitate the crossingof boundaries between two or moredisciplines
Guidelines in preparingthematic units1. Choose a learning area in any grade/year level.2. Draw the content from the learning competencies.3. Identify the theme for the chosen learningcompetencies.4. Identify the disciplines/learning area that can helpenhance the development of the theme and thesupporting learning competencies.5. Select the appropriate teaching model/alternativeteaching strategy that can be utilized in theconduct of the unit of study.
6. Use graphic organizers ifneeded7. Prepare appropriate readingsfor the core as well as for theother sub-topics drawn fromother disciplines/ learningareas.8. Use authentic assessment inthe unit of study.9. Provide learning tasks that areintegrative and interactive.10. Focus all learning tasks to thetheme of the unit of study.
Presentation of Objectives• In the IMTU the objectives are presented throughdifferent disciplines such as ; geography, history, valueseducation and music• In the IITU the objectives are only 12 and were notpresented through disciplinesIntegrated multidisciplinarythematic unitIntegrated interdisciplinarythematic unitThe objectives are presented bydisciplineThe objectives are not presentedby discipline
Presentation ofContent InstructionIntegrated multidisciplinarythematic unitIntegrated interdisciplinarythematic unitThe topics and disciplines were bothmentionedOnly the topics are mentionedEx.•The Philippine Archipelago(Geography)•The Founding of the Katipunan(History)•The teachings of the Katipunan(Values Education)•The Songs of the Katipuneros(Music)•The Philippine Archipelago•The Founding of the Katipunan•The teachings of the Katipunan•The Songs of the Katipuneros
Use ofTeaching Models- teaching models areprescribe tested steps andprocedures to effectivelygenerate desired outcomes.
3. The teaching-learning process foreach disciplineA.) ExploreB.) Firming up-activities and set of questionsC.) DeepeningD.) TransferIntegrated multidisciplinarythematic unitIntegrated interdisciplinarythematic unit•Used backward design model •Used PBL or problem-based learningmodel•Has 3 stages1. Outcomesa.)content standards2. Assessmenta.)evidence of the level ofunderstanding- 6 Facetsb.)evidence of the level ofperformance-quiz/ set of questions•Has 4 stepsA. Orienting students to the problemB. Organizing students for studyC. Assisting independent and groupinvestigationsD. Presenting exhibits-use of graphic organizers
Use of evaluationand assessment toolsIntegratedmultidisciplinarythematic unitIntegratedinterdisciplinarythematic unit•During the teachinglearning process theteacher gave someactivities for thestudents which can beassessed or evaluated•During theimplementation of thePBL model in theteaching-learningprocess, the teacherhas set of questions forthe students to answerthat at the end can beassessed or evaluated•Set of questions/quiz •Set of questions/quiz