CDE Standards-based Curriculum Materials and Units

In March of 2012, the Colorado Department of Education hosted a one-day summit on the new Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) that garnered feedback from participants regarding the “next steps” for successful standards implementation. Participants expressed a strong desire for the state to assist districts in developing sample standards-based curriculum resources. At the same time, the state received a letter from the leadership of CASSA (Colorado Association of School Superintendents and Senior Administrators) requesting the state’s assistance in developing sample curriculum that districts could choose to use.

These grass-roots requests supplied the initial foundation and support for CDE to begin working with educators to create sample course-at-a-glance and unit overview templates. The aim is to build district capacity to engage in quality instructional design and to work with educators to create an array of samples available to support districts and standards implementation.

- See more at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/samplecurriculumproje...

Sample unit and lesson plans are listed below. Additional materials will be added as they are created.

High School

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for High School Social Studies 

Unit Title: Securing the Blessings of Unity

8th Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 8th Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: Growing Pains

7th Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 7th Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: Ch . . . Ch . . . Ch . . . Ch . . . Changes

6th Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 6th Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: What Did They Leave Behind?

5th Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 5th Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: The Melting Pot?

4th Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 4th Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: Boom or Bust?

3rd Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 3rd Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: State Your Claim: How Do We Gather and Use Evidence to Support a Decision?

2nd Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 2nd Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: Who has What?

1st Grade

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for 1st Grade Social Studies

Unit Title: Change Happens

Kindergarten

Curriculum Development Course at a Glance: Planning for Kindergarten Social Studies

Unit Title: How do I Fit in my (Classroom) Community?

 

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