Animals and Occupations: Why Theme-Based Curricula Work

One week the curriculum theme is farm animals. The next week it’s community helpers and other occupations, or things that fly. Almost every child care center and preschool has used a theme-based curriculum at one time or another. Thematic units are popular among young children and teachers alike. What many early childhood educators don’t realize is that the use of thematic units provides an integrated approach to teaching and learning. Such an integrated approach is supported by research on how the brain works and how human beings learn. Ultimately, the use of thematic units helps young children achieve higher levels of learning.

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