ECD315 Week 3 Developing Your Thematic Unit

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ECD315 Week 3 Developing Your Thematic Unit

 

Week 3 – Assignment

Developing Your Thematic Unit

In Week Two, you chose a classroom to develop lessons for and completed the goals, objectives and standards section of your first lesson plan. This lesson is the first piece of the thematic unit that you will develop as part of your summative assignment in Week Five. For your assignment this week you will use the knowledge you have gained about planning curriculum and developing lessons to create a concept map for your entire thematic unit, finalize the lesson plan you started in Week Two, and develop a second lesson for your unit.

To prepare for this assignment,

In your assignment,

  • Develop a concept map for your unit that incorporates at least three ideas related to your theme for each of the following areas: creative arts, fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Use Figure 6.5 from the course text as a guide. You may find the “Smart Art” tool in Microsoft Word helpful for creating your concept map.
  • Describe the theme of unit, including a rationale for how the unit uses a developmentally appropriate approach to meeting early learning and/or academic standards for the classroom you choose from the  ECD 315 Week 2: Case Study Interaction (Links to an external site.). Refer back to your Week Two Discussion: Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for support.
  • Develop the creative arts lesson you began in your Week Two Discussion: Creating Learning Objectives. You must use the ECE/CD Lesson Plan Template. (Links to an external site.)
    • Using the feedback from your instructor and peers, revise the goals, objectives, and standards section of the lesson.
    • Complete the materials, introduction, lesson development, differentiation, assessment/guided practice, and closure sections of the ECE/CD Lesson Plan Template. (Links to an external site.)
  • Create a new lesson, related to your theme, with a fine and gross motor skill focus. You must use the ECE/CD Lesson Plan Template.
    • Each section of the lesson plan template must be completed.

 

The Developing Your Thematic Unit paper

  • Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least three scholarly resources (Links to an external site.) in addition to the course text.
  • The BA ECDDI Research Guide is a resource that has been developed to assist you in completing the library research required for this assignment. Click on the button titled ECD 310 from the homepage of the research guide to gain access to additional resources that can support you with the development of your assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Please refer to the In-Text Citation Guide (Links to an external site.) for further assistance.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Please refer to the APA References List (Links to an external site.) resource for further assistance.

 

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.