Four Model Curriculum Units – Now Available:
As part of the Race to the Top initiative, teams of MA educators are
developing 100 pre-K to 12 model curriculum units in English
language arts and literacy, history/social science, mathematics, and
science and technology/engineering.
ESE released four units, located at http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/commoncore/,
as prototypes for district use: Grade 3 ELA/Literacy: Whose Story
Is It? The Craft and Structure of Writing about History (Topic –
Plymouth); Grade 6 Mathematics: Ratios and Rates; Grade 8-10
History/Social Science: US Constitutional Rights; and Grades 9-12
Science and Technology/Engineering: Energy-Physics.
The Backwards Design template being used by teachers to create Mass. Model Curriculum Units is available here in pdf and here as a word document. To access these items, you'll visit a storage site called MediaFire; once there, click on the green download button.
New: tri-state rubrics available from New York:
And a list of the first set of units in production can be downloaded here (also from Media Fire).