What is the Thematic Unit in the Lesson Plan

Written by Mariana Santos

ArqBahia team of authors.

Lesson plan on What is the Thematic Unit in the Lesson Plan


Time estimate: <10 - 15 minutos>

1. Main objectives:
– Proporcionar uma compreensão clara e abrangente do conceito de unidade temática no plano de aula.
– Develop students’ ability to identify and create thematic units in their own lesson plans.
– Promote reflection on the importance of the thematic unit in the organization and cohesion of the lesson plan.

2. Secondary objectives:
– Stimulate students’ creativity in developing innovative thematic units.
– Encourage collaboration between students in the discussion and analysis of thematic units.
– Promote students’ autonomy and critical thinking in the construction of their classes.


Time estimate: <15 - 20 minutos>

– Quick review of the thematic unit concept in a lesson plan.
– Presentation of examples of thematic units and their importance in organizing the content.
– Discussion about how a thematic unit helps to establish connections between the different elements of a lesson plan.


Time estimate: <50 - 60 minutos>

1. Review of previous knowledge
– Resumption of the concept of thematic unity and its relevance.
– Group discussion on how to identify the thematic unit in a lesson plan.

2. Presentation of the theory
– Detailed explanation of what a thematic unit is.
– Demonstrations of how a thematic unit can be structured and articulated throughout a lesson plan.
– Exemplification of different types of thematic units and their practical application.

3. Practical activities
– Activity 1: Students must analyze a lesson plan provided by the teacher and identify the thematic unit present.
– Activity 2: In groups, students must create a lesson plan, highlighting a clear and coherent thematic unit.


Time estimate: <15 - 20 minutos>

1. Learning Check
– Review of practical activities carried out.
– Group discussion on the difficulties encountered in identifying and creating thematic units.

2. Student feedback
– Collecting student feedback on understanding the concept of thematic unit.
– Suggestions from students to improve the practical application of the concept in future lesson plans.


Time estimate: <5 minutos>

– Preparation of a small lesson plan with a clear and objective thematic unit.


Time estimate: <10 - 15 minutos>

– Recapitulation of the main points discussed about the thematic unit in the lesson plan.
– Highlighting the importance of the thematic unit for the organization and cohesion of content in teaching practice.
– Encouragement for students to apply the concept of thematic unit in their future lesson plans.

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