Integrated Unit

Unit Title: Magnificent Me

Target Grade Level: K

Target Concept: Change/Self-Awareness

Target Content Strand(s): Communication, Speaking and Listening, Themes, Number Sense, Numeration and Operation, Geometry, Measurement, Spatial Concepts, Patterns and Relationships, Probability and Statistics, Problem-solving, Earth, Space, and Physical Environment, Cultural Environment, Drama Fundamentals, Visual Art Fundamentals, Foreign Language, Music Performance Production, Positive Work Habits

Suggested Time Line: August/September

Developed By: Sheri Anderson, Paula Hopkins, Betsy Short, Beth Steele

Year Developed: June 1997

Introduction & Overview:

The purpose of the thematic, integrated unit is to help children develop positive self-concept.

Content Strands, Benchmarks & Performance Standards, Process Strands, Content Maps, Content Outline, Content Background, Performance Tasks, Student Preparation, Materials & Resources, Instructional Activities, Web Links, Rubrics, QCCs, ITBS, National Standards

Benchmarks & Performance Standards:

Language Arts


2.59- A,B

2.60- B,D

2.61- A,B

2.62- A,B,C

2.63- A,B,C,D

2.64- A,B

2.66- A


2.67- B,C

Universal Theme

2.68- A,B

2.69- A,B,C

2.71- A,B,C


Number Sense, Numeration, and Operations

2.29- A

Geometry, Measurement, and Spatial Sense

2.32- A,B,D

2.33- A

Patterns and Relationships

2.34- A,B

2.35- A,B

2.36- A,B

Probability and Statistics

2.38- A


2.39- A,B,C


Earth, Space, and Physical Environment

2.10- A,B,C

Life Processes


2.22- A,B,C,D

2.24- A,B

Social Studies

Cultural Environment

2.1- A

2.2- A,B,C,D

2.3- A,B,C

2.4- A

Natural Environment

2.6- A,B

Foreign Language



Fine Arts








Visual Arts


2.48- A,B,C,D



Historical and Cultural Significance





2.54- A,B,C,D

Historical and Cultural Significance

2.56- A,B

Career and Technology

Applied Academics

2.56- A,B,C,D

Personal and Interpersonal Development

2.57- A,B,C,D,E,F

Technical Skills and Workplace Applications

2.58- A,B,C,D

Content Outline:

Language Arts

2.59 Demonstrate phonetic awareness

2.60 Read a variety of sources

2.62 Demonstrate the ability to listen for a variety of purposes

2.63 Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally

2.64 Express and expand ideas in written form

2.66 Form manuscript letters in conventional manner

2.67 Use a variety of sources to gather information

2.69 Express verbally various creative forms

2.71 Compare and contrast character-motivations, emotions, and actions


2.29 Demonstrates estimation skills

2.32 Use tools to measure real objects using nonstandard and standard units of measurement

2.33 Identify concepts of time and calendar

2.34 Recognize, describe, extend, and create a variety of patterns

2.36 Read and interpret graphs

2.38 Use a variety of models to generate probabilities through random sampling

2.39 Use models, information, properties, and relationships to develop and solve problems


2.10 Apply concepts of time and calendar to sequence events

2.22 Use the steps of the scientific method at a developmentally appropriate level in the study of life processes

Social Studies

2.1 Identify similarities and differences among people in a population

2.2 Demonstrate responsible citizenship

2.3 Demonstrate the importance of a variety of roles in society

2.4 Discuss and analyze events and people, past and present

2.6 Apply concepts of time and calendar to sequence events

Foreign Language

2.71 Recognize vocabulary

2.72 Respond in target language to simple questions

Fine Arts: Drama

2.41 Speak clearly

2.42 Demonstrate a range of emotions

2.43 Use bodies to express varying ages, animals, and objects

2.44 Work as a team

2.45 Depict age, emotion, and gender

Visual Arts

2.48 Identify shapes, forms, textures, lines, and colors

2.49 Communicate ideas and experiences through artwork


2.54 Sing and play a variety of music alone and with others

2.56 Demonstrate an understanding of music as it relates to personal experience

Career and Technology

2.57 Demonstrate positive work habits and attitude

2.58 Demonstrate computer literacy and keyboarding skills

Content Background:

Children arrive at school with knowledge of their families and themselves.

Student Preparation:

Readiness skills.

Instructional Activities/ Materials

**Activities that may be used as assessments.

Language Arts-

Suggested Readings


Suggested Readings


Suggested Readings

Social Studies

Suggested Readings

Fine Arts/Drama

Visual Arts

Foreign Language


The music teacher will instruct the students in inventing and using prenotation symbols in music, descriptive movements, vocal tones, rhythm instruments, playing instruments, and accompaniment.

Process Strands:

Communication is a very important skill in Kindergarten. Many of the activities in this unit will involve following directions, role playing, print awareness, and participation in class discussions. The students will use problem solving to make learning relevant by transferring and applying knowledge from one situation to another, using language within and beyond the school setting to communicate effectively with others, demonstrating the understanding of time and chronology, and developing appropriate interpersonal skills. Students will use creative thinking to generate new ideas, to express themselves, to make positive choices for conflict resolution, to explore the role of self within society, and to engage in activities and discussions to make them life long learners.

Performance Tasks:

This unit is designed to be taught during the first few weeks of school. Activities that have been indicated as possible assessments are marked with **.


Satisfactory (S)- Mastery

Needs Improvement (N)- Developing the skill, but NOT mastered.

Unsatisfactory (U)- Student refuses to attempt or participate in activities or skills.

Materials & Resources:

Austin Road Elementary School Resources

Cotton Indian Elementary School

Locust Grove Elementary School

MacMillan/McGraw-Hill. (1997). Tell a story/sing a song.

Success in reading and writing.

Web Links:

Identify instructional links through the World Wide Web

Content Map Reference(s):

Language Arts


Speaking and Listening

Composition and Grammar


Universal Themes


Number Sense, Numeration, Operations

Geometry, Measurement, Spatial Sense

Patterns and Relationships


Social Studies

Self Information



Fine Arts/Visual Arts



Historical Cultural Significance

Foreign Language






Historical Significance

QCC Reference(s):

Identify QCC objectives addressed in this unit

ITBS Reference(s):

The student selects...

The student identifies...

The student matches...

The student selects...

National Standards Reference(s):

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