Planning for Integration:
What important concepts do I want students to learn?
Why should students learn these concepts? Do they foster
critical and creative thinking?
What learning experiences will help to develop these conceptual
What skills and strategies am I helping to develop?
Am I creating a climate that encourages inquiry and choice?
Do I have alternative evaluation procedures in place?
Critical Attributes of a Unit
of Unit Design -
this form can be used or adapted to create
Classroom Strategies -
foundations for implementing your unit.
Steps to successful unit design:
1. Select the
3. What are the Big Questions students will seek to answer
within this theme?
4. Write 3 to 7 Unit Outcomes and their
Demonstrations/Assessments. The outcomes should be a demonstration
of a synthesis of the learning that took place during the unit.
They are NOT a test for memorization of discrete facts and skills.
Sample Unit Outcome Statements.
5. List the Enabling Outcomes for each culminating Unit Outcome.
6. Simultaneously develop the assessments for each outcome.
Unit Planning Rubric