Curriculum Maps and Unit Plans

Three-Part Blog Training Series

(Series based on Ann Johnson’s Curriculum Mapping 101 Work.)

  1. Part 1: What is curriculum mapping?
  2. Part 2: How do I choose a curriculum map template and add essential questions?
  3. Part 3: How do I add skills and assessments to my curriculum map?

NYC DOE Curriculum Mapping Resource Page

Curriculum Mapping Templates

  1. ELA/ESL Grade 9 Curriculum Map Template (PDF/Word)
  2. ELA/ESL Grade 10 Curriculum Map Template (PDF/Word)
  3. ELA/ESL Grade 11 Curriculum Map Template (PDF/Word)
  4. ELA/ESL Grade 12 Curriculum Map Template (PDF/Word)
  5. ELA/ESL Planning Calendar Template (PDF/Word)
  6. Integrated Algebra Curriculum Map 2011-2012 (Greg Gargreaves, AUSSIE)
  7. Integrated Algebra Planning calendar 2011-2012 (Greg Gargreaves, AUSSIE)

Understanding by Design (UbD)

UbD Unit Plan Template with Design Questions (PDF)

Introduction to UbD (PDF)

UbD Overview and Templates, Grant Wiggins, 2005 (PDF)

UbD PowerPoint Slides, Grant Wiggins, 2004 (PDF)

Past Projects

1) High School Read 180 ELA/ESL Curriculum for Grades 9, 10

2) High School ELA Grade 9 Obsession Unit

Critical Lens Essay (ELA Regents Test, Part 4)

  1. Critical Lens Essay Template (Word Document)
  2. Possible Quotes for Critical Lens Essay on Obsession:
  • “Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.” (Tennessee Williams)
  • “Success and failure are equally disastrous.” (Tennessee Williams)
  • “We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.” (Tennessee Williams)

Possible Songs, Poems, Short Stories Related to Theme of Obsession

  1. Rihanna & Eminem Song Lyrics: Love the Way You Lie, Love the Way You Lie, II
  2. Every Breath you Take (P. Diddy) Lyrics & Every Breath You Take (Police/Sting)

Media Literacy Curriculum Resources

  1. 5 Key Questions (Handout from Center for Media Literacy)
  2. Deconstructing Media with 5 Key Questions (Handout from Center for Media Literacy)
  3. Conducting a Close Analysis of a “Media Text” (Lesson written by Elizabeth Thoman)
  4. Educator MediaLit Kit from CML (Overview and Orientation to Media Literacy Education)

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