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Components of the Curriculum Project:

You will create the information for the criteria below as you design a curriculum for children, teen and adult learner groups for one year.

Curriculum Map– a chart showing what the course is and when units taught. There are many different formats seen on the Internet–Google and choose one that you can make work.

Hint: Most of the time, a curriculum map looks a lot like a spreadsheet. The rows will show the separate time periods covered (by month or by quarter).  The columns will show the information subject matter. See below for an adequate example:


Curriculum map


Learner group:


Key Elements

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4



Essential Questions:









Materials Used

Statement of Purpose – this will focus on the unit that you will write a lesson plan for.

Introduction – value of the unit, compelling reasons that the unit should be taught;

Societal needs–how this addresses the needs of society

Student needs–how the unit addresses the needs of students

Content/curriculum needs–how the unit addresses the needs of the subject and/or discipline

Essential Questions–essential questions focus the teacher and students on what content needs to be learned

Concept Map – a diagram of your main ideas. Watch this video to get an idea how to do this.   https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/concept-map

Sequencing Rationale – How do curriculum goals build on each other?

4 principles of sequencing-

           Simple-to-complex learning- from easy (concrete ideas) to more difficult (abstract ideas).

           Prerequisite learning- certain information must be learned first. 

           Whole-to-part learning- an overview comes first, then the specific topics or content

           Chronological learning- content is presented in order of events, (such as history)

Unit/Learner Outcomes:

Content outcomes– what subject matter and concepts do students need to learn

Ability outcomes– what skills should students develop (including problem-solving skills)

Value and disposition outcomes– what attitudes and values will students acquire

Evaluation Strategy

Formative assessments – quizzes, assignments used to give feedback for improvement in the middle of a lesson, unit or course

Summative assessments – final exam, paper, or project used to gauge student success at the end of a lesson, unit or course

Individual Lesson Plan

Create a lesson plan for one class period. Hint: Make it so that a substitute teacher could easily know what to do and how to do it. Use the template below:


Lesson Title: (time: ___ min)


Key concept:


Learning outcomes: It is expected that students will:


Learning activity:


Assessment: (discussion, quiz, paper, etc.)