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Cross-Curricular Thematic Unit – Power Point Assignment
Introduction
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and multiple teaching demands make thematic units or “cross-curricular lessons,” an indispensable framework for contemporary teachers. This week, you will craft a thematic unit that draws on multiple content areas to achieve literacy and vocabulary learning objectives for your students. You will begin this journey by making connections across content areas. This often feels uncomfortable at first because many of us did not learn this way. Please notice this initial discomfort as a sign you are on the right track and with time it will get easier!
Instructions
You will begin this assignment in Week One, using the PowerPoint template (provided in the attchments), resources below, and exemplar thematic unit provided to design a cross-curricular lesson in a power point. Review Dr. Michel’s step-by-step guide to Cross-curricular and Thematic Planning sample before you begin, see link below. Follow this sample in completing your assignment. Review the additional instructions below. Please keep in mind that this assignment will be used to further develop your knowledge of vocabulary strategies and instruction in subsequent assignments. Your success on this assignment will facilitate your learning and growth as you move through this course.
Resources
Review the following resources before you begin your assignment as they will inform your work.
California State Standards and Framework
You will need the resources below as you embark on your teaching career and for your Week One assignment. Familiarize yourself with them as much as possible!
• History Social Science Framework, Appendix C
PDF version (attached)
• Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Sence, and Technical Subjects PDF version (attached)
• Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
PDF version (attached)
• Social and Emotional Learning (https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/se/)
• SEL: What Are the Core Competence Areas and Where are they Promoted? (https://casel.org/fundamentals-of-sel/what-is-the-casel-framework/)
• Next Generation Science Standards (https://www.nextgenscience.org/)
READ
Make literacy a focus of PBL (https://www.edutopia.org/blog/make-literacy-focus-pbl-suzie-boss)
Review
• Into the Book: Teacher Area (https://reading.ecb.org/teacher/index.html)
Focus on comprehension strategy ideas and resources.
Dr Michel’s Step-by-Step Guide to Cross-curricular and Thematic Planning – Video
• Dr. Michel’s Step-By-Step Guide to Cross-curricular and Thematic planning – PowerPoint File (attached)
Instructions continued:
In this assignment, you will select first grade and design a thematic unit that supports student learning in all content areas with a focus on supporting educational equity and the social emotional learning of your students in a power point. Content areas (i.e., subjects) to include are:
• Reading
• Writing
• Listen
• Speaking
• Social Studies
• Science
• Math
For each subject:
1. Select the CCSS it meets for each content area
2. Identify the social emotional learning (SEL) basic skill being taught
3. Select resources and include in each content area
4. Create the writing prompts
5. Design activities for each content area
Then, determine the critical vocabulary needed to access the content for your thematic lesson. The vocabulary selected is across the content areas (a minimum of 10 vocabulary words listed). These words will be used for week 2 vocabulary lesson.
As you move through the development of your thematic unit, some critical questions to ask are:
How might I use this story or text to make connections with other content areas? How can I embed the listening and speaking standards into multiple lessons? How can I use both literature and non-fiction text to create writing prompts for my students? In what ways can my resources be used to support the social emotional learning of my students?
Use this assignment as an opportunity to do some deep and meaningful reflection on how you can support the connections students can make between content areas and specifically how you might encourage language acquisition through intentional vocabulary development.
For this assignment, use the Thematic Unit Template.
• Thematic Unit Template – PowerPoint File (attached)
Note: Please keep in mind that this is an academic presentation. As such, your presentation should be professional and creative. Include only media and graphics that are relevant (if you choose to include them). Be sure to use appropriate design, theme, and font. Use number and / or bullet points to deliver talking points. APA formatting should be used where possibbcile and include citations where necessary.

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