Thematic Units--SourcesIn 21st century classrooms, the best instructional plans emanate from a backward design starting point. Whether teachers use textbooks or their own units of instruction, what we teach, the evidence that students are learning and the activities that they use to learn should all be clearly thought out and transparant. When teachers find that their textbooks do not meet their needs, they often turn to development of their own thematic units.

Skillfully designed thematic units are challenging to create, and, while teachers often find the task engaging, meaningful and productive, it is, nonetheless, a time-consuming enterprise. To that end, the links below are provided so that teachers do not have to "reinvent the wheel."

amazing stuff from Kentucky: Sp, Fr, Ger--> 6 units per level 1,2,3 with (WITH) assessments in the communicative modes!