Primary MakerEd Unit Samples

Finding unit ideas in Maker Education for primary grades (ages 5-8) can be challenging. I often find myself coming across one exciting idea for a very specific lesson or project, but I have to find creative ways to better integrate it into a larger unit. I have started creating sample unit posters in hopes of helping educators understand that making in the primary grades is developmentally appropriate and that it can integrate into themes and ideas being taught. With each unit, I have made sure to include a piece of literature and an app where appropriate, that reinforce concepts. These sample posters are not meant to be followed exactly, rather, they are to provide a starting point that can be adapted for each classrooms own needs and interests.