The Basic Structure of Our Curriculum

Guides accompany each curriculum module and are structured as follows:

  • The Thought: An expression of an overarching idea, the thought challenges precepts, identifies topics of engagement, offers common threads to generate dialogue.
  • Objectives: Discrete learning objectives that apply to all grade levels.
  • Timeframe: Usually set for 1-2 class periods with optional extension activities. Does not include teacher preparation time.
  • Materials: A list that usually consists of readily available classroom items. If artifacts or other items are needed for the lesson, these will be noted on the lesson plan. The museum will coordinate delivery and return of these items directly with teachers.
  • Readings: All readings will be included with each lesson plan or indicate what books to procure from your library. URLs and other online resource links will also be listed here.
  • Vocabulary: Each lesson highlights key words and/or phrases students will need to research. Though these may not directly be referenced in the lesson they often help provide context for dialogue.
  • Additional Resources: Usually referring teachers to partner organizations and their curriculum, online archives or other sources.
  • Teacher Preparation: Suggestions on which material and what chapters best reflect the current lesson.
  • Activities and Readings: Differentiated activities, meant for classroom use and that coincides with activities in which students can participate onsite at the Wing Luke Museum
  • Activity (Upper Grades): At times certain activities are designed for specific grade levels and as such are specifically labeled as such. Teacher discretion is suggested in scaling these activities for younger grades.
  • Extension Activity: Our way of saying homework. These are merely suggestions.
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