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Canadian Social Studies, v41 n1 Fall 2008

Unit planning is perhaps the most difficult of the teacher duties to execute well. This paper offers suggestions for improving focus and increasing the meaningfulness of thematic unit content for students. Stressing the concept of a Big Understanding, it outlines 6 sequential steps in the creation of units which, when applied, not only establish a purpose for the study of the material, but also foster the growth of citizens who are self-­actualized, learned, contributing members of a global society.

Descriptors: Educational Planning, Lesson Plans, Units of Study, Social Studies, Sequential Approach, Thematic Approach, Problem Sets, Student Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries

University of Alberta. 347 Education South, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G5, Canada. Web site: http://www2.education.ualberta.ca/css/





Author: Horton, Todd A.; Barnett, Jennifer A.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=1737&id=EJ1073950



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