Unit Templates that Work

There are infinite ways to map your curriculum. Your unit template creates focus and articulates the key components of curriculum in your school or district. Creating and fine tuning your unit template is also a key step in the curriculum design and development process. Whether you are beginning an entirely new curriculum process or deep in the trenches of a current curriculum initiative, your unit template is integral to your work, and the work of your school or district.

In the beginning stages of parsing out your unit template, we encourage you to reflect on the following questions to inform the overall structure of your curriculum map:

  • What is the purpose of your curriculum?
  • Is your curriculum aligned to a specific pedagogy?
  • Are there external mandates for your curriculum?
  • What key initiatives do you want to capture?

Explore some of these common unit templates used by Atlas schools.