This Web page reviews the curriculum building process, provides files which contain models for the design
of lesson plans and unit plans and also provides links to indexes of actual lesson and unit plans. Note that the State Department of Public Instruction is gradually linking lesson plans to the entire North Carolina K-12 Curriculum Matrix. Please provide and/or suggest other models for lesson, unit and other curriculum formats and I will include them.
Some of the files are available in ClarisWorks format, which requires that you have ClarisWorks 2.0 or higher on your workstation and have modified preferences under the Options command to allow your browser to retrieve and display such files. Those files that can be converted to HTML format and viewable by all Web browsers have been so modified, but some file types like databases and spreadsheets are not
convertible in this way.
Table of Contents for this Page:
Lesson Plan Models
Unit Plan Models
Dr. Perlmutter's Unit Plan examples: Food Groups ; Food Groups Modified ; Unit Criteria.
Dr. Rose's Unit Plan template for Math
Actual Lesson and Unit Plans
Carolina Standard Course of Study Curriculum Matrix
North Carolina's addition of lesson plans to the goals of the state curriculum
matrix is far from complete. You will simply have to explore to see which
links have had lesson plans added.
This site is under development. It currently requires a password for access
to the actual database. Their goal is to link a lesson plan to each of
the over 14,000 objectives of the NC Standard Course of Study.
The Learning Exchange
"This is the place for educators interested in professional development, lesson plans, projects and
creating and sharing curriculum resources, and building a worldwide community
of people committed to finding even better ways to teach with technology."
The Meta-Libraries of Educational Resources
Meta-libraries are collections of web sites by topic or subject areas. This list is a selection of the better subject indexes on the Internet for educators.
Ask ERIC, Web System
ERIC is the U.S. Educational Resource Information Center. At this Web site
you will find a link to lesson plans. Your campus library provides other more sophisticated online tools for searching ERIC.
Scholastic is one of the world's largest companies dedicated to the education
of young people, from pre-schoolers to secondary school students. It is
best known for its magazines, books, software and video. Scholastic Network
and the Scholastic Internet Center are two of Scholastic's newest ventures.
The company currently provides a wide range of lesson plans by subject
For my readers, I have a question that derives from problems posed
by students and other faculty. How do you address curriculum development
when the district and state objectives have missed an important topic,
or have grown out of sync with the culture or the concerns of professional
educational organizations and/or research?
Other Lesson and Unit Plans Sites
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