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Planning Templates

Planning Templates

Guidance in Instructional Design

CIRES Education & Outreach has created standards-aligned, phenomenon-based planning resources for educators to use in developing their own units and lessons. Both planning resources support Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) instruction and learning:

  • The Unit Planning Template guides curriculum and large unit development
  • The Lesson Planning Template guides mini-unit and individual lesson development


Download the Unit Planning Template

Download the Lesson Planning Template


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Planning Templates by CIRES Education & Outreach is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.


Jennifer Taylor