Unit Study Model

The unit study model is a multidisciplinary approach to education. As a teaching tool, the thematic unit encourages the in-depth study of a topic over several days, weeks, or months. A unit study blends several academic subjects with a common theme.

The unit study approach is believed to provide a more natural structure onto which knowledge and understanding can be developed. The topic is revisited and reinforced over the entire period of the unit study. This approach is believed to provide effective learning, comprehension, and retention.

An in-depth unit study is likely to include many types of learning activities and utilize a wide variety of resources. It allows a group of students to learn together while addressing individual needs. Each student's age, abilities, learning style, and developmental level can be accommodated with individualized assignments.


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Key Elements for Choosing Unit Study


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These elements would be included in the day-to-day teaching using this method.

Example Units Study:

Theme- Exploration; specifically Columbus