CONCEPT THEME UNITS FOR GIFTED
Gifted Child Today, 25 Concepts and Themes
concept. Themes are universal concepts capable of being utilized in any aspect of human culture. Power, for example is a theme that can be used to understand the relationships of countries, armies, and individuals. It also applies to forces of nature, as well as literature and the arts. Other themes (e.g., change, pat-terns, systems) are appropriate, depend-
Universal Themes - Envision Gifted
Universal Themes and GeneralizationsWhat Is A Universal Theme?Starting The Year with Universal ThemesUniversal themes and generalizations are tools used to help build flexible thinking, make connections across broad, seemingly unrelated things, and create a structure for providing evidence to support thinking.See more on envisiongifted
Universal Themes - The gifted and talented child
Universal Themes in Gifted Education Gifted students learn best when they relate new information to things and ideas that are familiar. In order to help students connect to new concepts in their classrooms each grade level connects their curriculum to a universal theme (this occurs in most schools and will differ based on school and/or district).
Curriculum | W&M School of Education
The Integrated Curriculum Model (ICM) The development of exemplary curriculum frameworks and units of study for classroom use with high-ability learners has been an emphasis at the Center for Gifted Education since its inception.[PDF]
Gifted & Talented/ Enrichment Curriculum
The units of study are project-based and thematic, and they allow for discovery, open-endedness and freedom of choice. The students must use complex skills, such as problem-solving, collaboration/teamwork, communication and critical thinking. Students use current technology to conduct research and complete tasks.
Concept Based Curriculum - Learning Through Big Ideas
These themes are much different than true concepts. Concept-based instruction is based on the following characteristics: Abstract Abstract concepts stimulate higher-level thinking. They rise above the fact base to foster a deeper understanding. Many curricula for younger grades will use "apples" as a concept.[PDF]
Grades 1-12 Gifted Education Curriculum
Grades 1-12 Gifted Education Curriculum Committee Lead Facilitator Ted Happel, St. Charles High School, Assistant Principal Curriculum Team Leader Matthew Lenger, Jefferson Intermediate/Hardin Middle School, QUEST and APEX Gifted Coordinator Committee Members Gillian Deal, St. Charles West High School, GEE Gifted Coordinator
Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners
Overall, Units of Instruction for Gifted Learners is a well-articulated, complete set of units very likely to appeal to elementary teachers who adhere to a constructivist interdisciplinary approach. Although the text lists grades 2-8 as the target levels, its strongest application is likely to be with elementary students.
Free Gifted Resources and Curriculum
They sell fun, educational units of study. Odyssey of The Mind: Teaches creative problem solving methods and students can participate in tournaments. Gifted Curriculum and Gifted Resources, curriculum for gifted, gifted program curriculum
Internet Investigations | Hoagies' Gifted
a teaching unit for gifted middle school students, full of teaching aids, and ready to roll MATHManiaCS (variety of grades K-12) Engaging, "hands-on" educational activities that focus on discrete mathematics and foundations of computer science, including lessons on binary numbers, Boolean logic, minimum spanning trees, and lots more..