Mapping Template

Unit Calendar

PURPOSE: Provides timely structure of course units in a calendar year view KEEP IN MIND: Unit titles should be sustainable and written to stand the test of time. Q: Will unit titles still be viable if new resources are purchased? Q: How could using the state standards be a starting point to writing sustainable unit… Read more »

Standards Alignment

PURPOSE: Selected standards support the unit, giving focus and direction to instruction and assessment KEEP IN MIND: Use current state standards. If you are updating old standards within a curriculum map, please refer to the IN Dept of Education website for an easy-to-use standard correlation guide.  http://www.doe.in.gov/standards Select standards that are truly tied to and will… Read more »

LCMS Faith Statements

PURPOSE:  Selected Faith Statements support the integration of the Christian faith into units of study KEEP IN MIND:  Aligned faith statements should be meaningful and naturally connect to the unit. Faith statements can be aligned multiple times with multiple units/courses of study. Assess or not assess? A good conversation point for your faculty to collectively… Read more »

Essential Questions / Enduring Understandings / Big Ideas

PURPOSE:  Questions or statements, based on unit big ideas, that give lasting value beyond the classroom KEEP IN MIND:  To provide clarity and a common mapping language, it’s worth a faculty conversation to collectively decide on one heading for this section.  Will these be written as questions or statements? big ideas or I CAN statements?… Read more »

Content

PURPOSE:  What we want our students to know and understand about the unit or topic KEEP IN MIND:  Consider having a sub-heading added to this section (STUDENTS WILL KNOW….) to help mappers start their content phrases. Writing content in paragraph or narrative form might be difficult for you and others to quickly read and digest…. Read more »

Skills

PURPOSE:  What we want students to be able to do.   KEEP IN MIND: Consider having a sub-heading added to this section (STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO….) to help mappers start their skill phrases. Writing skills in paragraph or narrative form might be difficult for you and others to quickly read and digest. Consider formatting skills:… Read more »

Assessments

PURPOSE:  The opportunities we provide students to demonstrate their understanding of unit content and skills they have acquired. KEEP IN MIND:  Assessments are: observable and measurable directly aligned to standards varied to address different learning styles List the assessments you will use to gather evidence of student learning. If an aligned standard will not be… Read more »