Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Common Core Curriculum Maps

Common Core Curriculum Maps ( ) is a project funded by Melinda and Bill Gates to give teachers some resources, ideas, and activities to use to meet the K-12 Common Core State Standards.  The FREE maps were created by teachers and provide a great groundwork for teachers to plan activities and lessons that will cover their objectives thematically.  The maps list objectives that would most likely be covered, lesson ideas, fiction and non-fiction book resources, and cross-curricular ideas to get the most out of your teaching time. Educators can use these maps to plan out their curriculum timeline and create lesson plans.  It is not a curriculum in itself, but provides a fantastic map of resources to make planning easier.  The website says that they are in the process of revising the maps and will have a newer version soon. 
**NOTE - I received a comment letting me know the link was bad.  When I investigated I found that there is a new edition.  First edition is still free and 2nd edition is paid subscription.  I updated the link to take you to the free resources but please note the 2nd also.  8/13/11


  1. Another great resource for educators can be found on the Habitat for Humanity website. They offer lesson plans, worksheets, assessments and online courses teaching all ages about housing issues around the world. If you would like more information please go here:

  2. Great to see the community stepping up to support teachers. Thanks for the link, but it didn't work. I will have to research that one. Great blog!