Examples of Didactic Unit

A didactic unit is part of a complete learning program that makes a specific proposal that is related to general planning. These units have a start-up deadline.

Normally, these elements are used in the planning of the education of children, in initial and primary education .

The unit within the learning program seeks to achieve particular objectives related to how to teach, when to teach and above all what to teach.

Components of a teaching unit

Unit Description

Didactic goals

Learning sequence







Examples of Didactic Unit

“My family” unit. Complete example


Know the components of the family (parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles and cousins).

Know the vocabulary of kinship relationships.

Write the names and surnames of the family members using correct capital letters.

Eliminate sexist attitudes and behaviors in housework.

Order the family components by age (eg in children by sex).

Know the family history.

Collaborate in daily housework.

Respect family members, especially older ones.


People who make up the family.

Functions of the different members

Kinship relationships.

Meaning of the name and surname.

Family history.

Leisure activities in the family.

Contents. Procedures

Differentiation of the components of the family.

Differentiation of family functions according to age.

Distinction of activities typical of the family.

Establishment of kinship relationships.

Teaching-learning activities

Setting activities.

Before a poster of a family the dialogue begins.

They are asked to bring a photo.

Initial assessment activity: Explain what your family is like. Draw your family.

Motivating activity. Invite a grandpa

Learning activities (involve all the senses)

Duration: 10 sessions.

Means Evaluation

  1. Draw, doing some activity, the people in your family who live in your house.
  2. Write the relationship you have with each of them.
  3. Write their proper names, ages, and professions.
  4. Make a written list of the most necessary chores (the concept of chore may need to be explained at this age).
  5. Write next to these tasks who has to do them, who does them and what you think.
  6. What tasks do you take care of? How old were you when you started doing them?
  7. Do you know when the next birthday of a family member will be? who? Come up with an idea to celebrate.
  8. Have you ever gone on vacation with your family? where? what did you do? how did it go?
  9. Write a wish for your family.

Other examples of teaching units

Didactic unit: Children’s health

For children from 5 years.

Objective: To encourage curiosity about health care in children.

Didactic unit: Plants

For children from 5 years.

Objective: To encourage curiosity about the care of plants and knowledge of botany.

Didactic unit: My country

For children 6-7 years old.

Objective: Motivate children to know the history, geography and culture of their country.

Didactic unit: We know our body

For children from 5 years.

Objective: Motivate children to know their anatomy, as well as the causes and consequences of conditions and benefits of body health care.

Didactic unit: The zoo

For children from 5 years.

Objective: To teach children the rules of staying in a zoo, as well as the characteristics of the animals found there.

Didactic unit: Plants

For children from 4 years.

Objective: Teach children the rules of staying in the cinema, as well as sharing with their peers in such a place.

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