Sample Units

All Curriculum Units are a result of Dr. T. Roger Taylor's 5 day Curriculum Writing Institute Differentiating the Curriculum: Using an Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Approach.

The following are examples of the various educational levels that Dr. T. Roger Taylor addresses.

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And so, my fellow classmates, ask not what your classroom can do for you; Ask what you can do for your classroom.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on the Foundations of Democracy and Authority in the United States
A Primary Unit

Got Virtues?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, thematic unit on teaching social skills through fairy tales, nursery rhymes and songs.
A Primary Unit

Hey bud, why wood you want to leaf now?
An Integrated, Thematic, and Interdisciplinary Unit on Trees
A Primary Unit

Follow the Life Skills Road
An Integrated Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit on Developing Life Skills Through Literature.
A Primary Unit

We're off to see the Rainforests. The Rainforests of the World. Because, because, because, because, BECAUSE, Because of the wonderful things they have
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on "The rainforests of the world".
A Primary Unit

I Like Big Bugs and I Can Not Lie...On the ground or in the sky. Insects change and pollinate, But that's not all that makes them great!
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on Insects, their metamorphosis, polllination and habitats.
A Primary Unit

Everything Your Heart Desires
An Integrated Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit examining the functions, physical fitness, technology, and emotions of the heart.
An Intermediate Unit

 

No Tall Tale: Just the Plain and Simple Truth.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit of the Westward Movement through the novel "Sarah Plain and Tall.
An Intermediate Unit

Representation Through Documentation:  The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Unit on the Foundations of the U. S. Government.
An Intermediate Unit

Taming the Screw or "Lever Me alone...I'm Working"
An integrated interdisciplinary thematic unit on force, motion, and simple machines.
An Intermediate Unit

The Mystery of the Periodic Table is Elementary, my dear Watson!
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study of the Periodic Table.
An Intermediate Unit

Watts Up?  Jolts and Volts.
An integrated, interdisciplinary unit about Electricity.
An Intermediate Unit

You Say you want a Revolution...Well you know, we all want to change the world!
An Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit On the American Revolution.
An Intermediate Unit

Your're too ACUTE for your own good. Stop barking up the wrong GEOMETRY. or Throw Mama from the TRAINsformation.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit on Geometry.
An Intermediate Unit

First Flight of the Coordinate Plane...or It's All Downhill From Here.
An integrated, interdisciplinary 8th grade unit on slope.
A Middle School Unit

From Polygons to Pyramids, the shapes that rule our lives.
An Interactive, interdisciplinary approach to geometric shapes, area and volume.
A Middle School Unit

¡No Quiero Taco Bell! Run Beyond the Borders! Or There's more to eat than tacos
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit Exploring the Significance of Foods in Hispanic Cultures.
A High School Unit

 

Close Encounters of the Quadratic Kind.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study of Quadratics.
A High School Unit

A High School Unit

I got friends in the Middle Ages, where Arthur rules and Guinevere chases...Lancelot.
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit Exploring Arthurian Legend and the Middle Ages.
A High-School Unit

A High School Unit

Prepared to be Shaken and Stirred!
A High-School Unit

A Study of Cellular Structure and Function
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on Cellular Biology
A High School Unit

The Heat is On!!! Or It's Getting Hot in Here, So Cut Down on Your Gas
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on The Human Impact on Global Warming
A High School Unit

The Party's Over - But the Band Plays On.
An Integrated Interdisciplinary, Thematic study of viral, bacterial, and parasitic epidemics that have affected mankind from 1340 to the present.
A High School Unit

Those Who Cannot Remember the Past are Doomed to Repeat it.
An Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit On The Holocaust.
A High School Unit

We Are Not The Coneheads But We Are "Hooked on Conics"
An integrated, interdisciplinary thematic unit based on the Conic Sections as they relate to Applied Geometry, Physics, and the Visual Arts.
A High School Unit

"What a REVOLTing Development!!!" or Porky's Revenge
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary Unit exploring the ideas of politics, production, and propaganda in George Orwell's Animal Farm.
A High School Unit

 

To Infinity and Beyond:  A 2006 Space Odyssey
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on the effects of Sputnik on the American Culture.
A High School Unit

Baby, You Can Fix My Car; Stop Children What's that Sound? Something Seems to be Falling Down - Is it your engine or your transmission?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on Internal Combustion Engines
A High School Unit