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Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Curriculum Mapping KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting education professionals with the development and use of curriculum mapping as part of their instructional strategies. The KnowledgeBase is based on four elements derived from The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development authored by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Ann Johnson, and published by ASCD.

Task 1: Create Diary Maps

Guideline:  Diary maps provide teachers with a record of what they taught during a given period of time. The mapping process enables teachers to reflect on what they taught and how it was taught. As noted by Janet Hale, "a diary map represents what really happened." Preparing diary maps is a first step toward implementing curriculum mapping as an instructional tool.



Bloom's Taxonomy

This document provides links to websites offering resources on Bloom's Taxonomy.

Building Academic Vocabulary

This link is to the Oklahoma State Department of Education's academic vocabulary initiative. As noted at its website, "This manual is designed to help school districts or individual schools systematically enhance the academic vocabulary of their students to better prepare them to learn new content in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies."

Creating Quality Curriculum Maps

Janet Hale's website provides resources aimed at writing quality maps. At the site, click on Creating Quality Maps With Design in Mind Reminder Guides. A generic template for a diary map can be accessed through this link. It focuses "on the most common elements included in a curriculum map: Unit Name, Content, Skills, Assessments, Resources intra-aligned to Standards." The template can can serve as a visual reference when creating diary maps.


Curriculum Map Samples

This is a link to sample curriculum maps available at Janet Hale's Curriculum Mapping101 website. Sample diary and consensus maps are provided in generic form as well as for specific mapping systems. As noted at the site, "each document is meant to be read with a focus on wording, format, and intra-alignment with curriculum design in mind."


Curriculum Mapping: Writing Quality Maps

In this archived PowerPoint presentation Janet Hale, a national curriculum mapping consultant and trainer, reviews the importance of writing quality maps.

Video: Launch the Process

In this video, provided by Curriculum Designers, Inc., Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs explains her thoughts on launching the mapping process. This video runs 3 minutes and 20 seconds.

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