What exactly is a Curriculum Map?
A curriculum map is exactly what it sounds like… a map… of your curriculum. Simple enough. But it can be really powerful, when it’s done right. A curriculum map lays out all of the concepts and skills you’ll be teaching for the year, in order, and with a guide as to how long you will teach each skill. I personally like putting my curriculum map on a calendar, because it helps me with my lesson plans throughout the year.
It seems like a lot of work. Why should I bother?
Can’t I just use the pacing guide from my district?
What if I get off pace?
Writing Your Curriculum Map
1. Basic Skills & Concepts
2. Related Books & Resources
3. Seasonal Activities
4. Fill in the Gaps
Now that you have a curriculum map… Use it, and Revise it!