Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Check Out Our Unit Plans!

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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Check Out Our Unit Plans!

Written by Holly (Teach Starter)
Posted Wednesday November 30, 2016


We have all been there, staring at the curriculum descriptions trying to plan and develop an exciting unit to teach your students.

You spend hours searching on the internet trying to find some great ways to engage your students, and work out a worthwhile assessment piece for them to complete. But, how are you going to support your struggling students? What about extending students? Remember to include an element of hands-on in every lesson and make it link to the real world!

Well, today is your lucky day, we have done it all for you…

Our unit plans have been carefully planned and created by qualified teachers with the busy teacher in mind! We have included everything you may need; PowerPoints, activities and games, a variety of hands-on resources, worksheets and even an assessment at the end!

They are easy to follow, beautifully designed and exciting to teach! Check them out for yourself, here are ten of our best.


Telling the Time Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of telling the time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour. It consists of 7 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Telling the Time Unit Plan


Exploring Fractions and Decimals Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4

This Mathematics unit covers a range of concepts relating to fractions and decimals. It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Exploring Fractions and Decimals Unit Plan


Developing Narrative Skills Unit Plan – Year 3 and Year 4

This English unit addresses the narrative text type, specifically, how to plan and write an engaging story. It consists of 15 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Developing Narrative Skills Unit Plan


Celebrations Around the World Unit Plan

This Humanities and Social Sciences unit addresses the topic of celebrations. It covers personal, family and community celebrations; national days; Australia-specific commemorations and religious/cultural celebrations from around the world. It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Celebrations Around the World Unit Plan


Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit Plan

This Science unit addresses the concept of plant and animal adaptations. It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Plant and Animal Adaptations Unit Plan


Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan – Year 5 and Year 6

This English unit addresses the genre of persuasion; specifically, how to write an effective persuasive text. It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Writing Persuasive Texts Unit Plan


Natural Disasters Unit Plan

This Science unit addresses the concepts of plate tectonics and natural disasters. It consists of 11 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Natural Disasters Unit Plan


What are Forces? Unit Plan

This Science unit addresses the concept of forces. It consists of 8 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

What are Forces? Unit Plan


Daily Life – Then and Now Unit Plan

This History unit covers a range of concepts relating to how daily life of the present is different from the past and how it could change in the future. It consists of 8 lessons of appropriately 60 minutes duration.

Daily Life Then and Now Unit Plan


Exploring Informative Texts Unit Plan – Year 1 and Year 2

This English unit has been designed to introduce the informative genre to younger students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of information reports. It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

Exploring Informative Texts Unit Plan


Comments & feedback

  • Love your unit plans…keep them coming 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Comment by Lisa Baxter on June 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm


  • The unit plans are fantastic. Would love to see more.

    Comment by Carolyn Mills on September 27, 2017 at 9:07 am


  • This unit was brilliant. the activities were just right for my class. look forward to more units like these in other subjects too. Thank you.

    Comment by Angela Johnson on May 27, 2018 at 4:02 am


    • You’re most welcome Angela! Thanks for your kind feedback.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on May 27, 2018 at 8:26 am


  • Is there a specific unit for Year 2 HASS for significant places?

    Comment by Katie Dowling on July 2, 2018 at 10:04 am


    • Hi Katie, no not at this stage, but please, feel free to make a resource request using this link – https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on July 2, 2018 at 10:49 am


  • having just discovered the persuasive writing unit plan, I can honestly say, these are terrific resources. You have saved me so many hours of work. Thank you.

    Comment by G Fraser on October 20, 2018 at 4:41 am


    • Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that you are enjoying using our unit plans.

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on October 22, 2018 at 10:13 am


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