Populating the Lesson Plan Template (Teacher Side)

January 8, 2008
Location: Districts

Each teacher will create a lesson plan aligned to an essential question. Download and review the Lesson Plan Teacher Template form. The Adobe PDF version is provided for easy printing and the other is a Microsoft WORD document that can be modified. Upload the completed T-template form for your individual lesson. Your Teacher Learning Center Director will then work with an experienced PBU developer to integrate the lesson plans into an integrated unit.

Grade Level(s):

Age Levels(s):

Subject Area: Provides a listing of subject areas that are directly addressed by the lesson. While our focus is History your lesson may cover other areas i.e. ELA

Goals: The unit goal should focus on the essential question.

Curriculum Standards: American History Standards from MA Frameworks. (See Frameworks Alignment Expectations in your project binder.)

Materials/Resources: Provide a listing of primary sources, instructional materials, references, and technologies needed to support the lesson and/or unit. These may include web sites, experts, equipment, and software. Any additional equipment or supplies that are not normally found in the classroom should be listed. Enough information needs to be provided on each item to enable the reader to locate, acquire, or create the materials.

Timeframe: A statement describing the number of sessions (periods, hours, days, etc.) needed for the various phases of instructional activities.

Student Foundational Skills: Provide a list of the skills and knowledge that students are expected to have as they begin the instructional activities. This includes content knowledge and technology competencies.

Learning Activities and Organizational Notes:A sequential list of classroom/lab activities that provide an overview of the strategies involved in teaching the unit.

Assessments:Include recommended assessments with detailed descriptions. Strategies should promote authentic assessment techniques when possible.

Teacher Notes: Any special areas of preparation, issues of potential concern, or user feedback may be provided here.

Examples of Teacher Templates for Project-Based Units.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Grade 3)

The Saugus Iron Works Great Adventure (Grade 5)

Great Debates in History (High School)

Teacher Lesson Plan Template