Curriculum maps are valuable planning tools for teachers, helping them to begin with the end in mind and chart a course for the year. Typically, annual curriculum maps are organized by month or marking period and provide an overview of:

  • the enduring understandings and overarching goals
  • the standards-based essential skills and concepts
  • the methods of assessment that the teacher and students will be working on throughout the year (assignments, projects, performances)
  • the major content resources

Curriculum mapping is a comprehensive way of looking at not only "what" teachers teach, but also "Why?" they are teaching it. An important part of mapping is the identification of the assessment tools that will provide the teacher with the information that what has been taught has been learned by the students.


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