PURPOSE:  What we want students to be able to do.  


  • 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:
    •  in short, verb-driven phrases
    • with bullet points
  • Content should reflect:
    • processes, procedures, and skills the students will possess that will allow them to apply the knowledge they have gained.
    • what students should be able to do with the content knowledge
  • For larger units, or those that will extend over a longer period of time, consider documenting the skill pieces in the order you will teach them.  This provides a more detailed structure of instruction that isn’t necessarily present on the unit calendar.


Curriculum Basics: Content and Skills