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Curriculum landscape maps are created by the teachers, coaches, department leaders and coordinators, who spend many hours reaching consensus about the knowledge and skills that are essential in supporting students in reaching their potential and be preparing for their futures!

The curriculum maps show the following information:

Standards - the Core Standards addressed within the unit
Enduring Understandings – important ideas and core processes that are central to a discipline and have lasting value beyond the classroom. They synthesize what students should understand—not just know or do—as a result of studying a particular content area.
Essential Questions – questions that lie at the heart of a subject or content area & promote inquiry; what teachers want students to think about relative to the content area
Content – what teachers expect students to know as a result of studying a unit
Skills – what teachers expect students to be able to do as a result of the knowledge gained from what is taught in the unit/course.
Curriculum maps are not lesson plans. Rather, they are outlines of what students need to know and be able as a result of the learning within each course. Teachers will differentiate and adjust as necessary for the students that are in their classrooms.

Parents, students and other stakeholders can use the maps to gain a deeper understanding of grade level and course expectations. The maps also give parents an overall view of what their children are experiencing in the classroom and the requirements needed to succeed. Students can access information in the maps to aid in course selection at the high school level. In addition, maps allow the district to easily see the big picture for curriculum decision-making. Grade-level and interdisciplinary teams use the maps as a tool for planning, lesson development and coordination; facilitating a process of critical inquiry for continuous improvement. Our curriculum leaders use the maps as a tool to aid in analyzing, designing, evaluating and revising our curricula and building a comprehensive K-12 instructional program.

When viewing the maps, please keep in mind the ongoing nature of curriculum work. Teachers continuously revise the curriculum as appropriate based on the latest research, changes in local, state and national standards, and other relevant data. Therefore, as result of constant review and evaluation, landscape maps will continuously be revised. This is the first year in providing maps to parents and the public in general. As more maps are created, they will be posted appropriately.

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*Landscape Maps are subject to change as curriculum is reviewed. Adobe Reader required.