Learning Maps

Curriculum Content & Competencies


Kindergarten Language Arts: How can I share my ideas through pictures and words?

Kindergarten Cross Curricular: How can I make and create to tell my story?

Kindergarten Science: What is matter? How to I observe and describe matter in my world?

Grade 1 Language Arts: Oral Storytelling – What is my story?

Sample mini lesson plan

Grade 2/3 Cross Curricular: Who are our monsters? How many different ways can we catch them?


Grade 3 Cross Curricular: How do we use language in creative and playful ways to describe and help others understand our imaginary worlds?

Grade 3 Language Arts: What is creative and playful language? How can I use creative and playful language in a story?

Grade 3/4 Language Arts: What makes a good friend?  How can I be a better friend?

Grade 3/4 Science: How do living things interact with and respond to their local environments?

Grade 3/4 Science: How have Earth’s elements changed the Arctic land?

Grade 4/5 Language Arts: How can I use language in poetry creatively to tell the story of an image?

Language Arts Curricular IEP

Grade 4/5 Language Arts: What are stories? How can we use language to be creative through story?


Grade 6 Science: What is the relationship between force and motion? How do Newton’s three laws relate to force and motion?

Grade 6/7 Social Studies: How can we learn from our history in Canada so we can better respond to and value our diversity?

Grade 6/7 Language Arts: What is language? How do we use language purposefully to communicate important information about flooding in the Grand Forks and surrounding areas?

Backwards Design Plan

Summative Task

Student Self assessment learning map

One Point Rubric

Standards Based Assessment Log

Sample Lesson Sequence

Grade 6/7 Language Arts: How do stories (and other text) help me understand the world? How do these stories (and other text) help me better understand myself?

Grade 6/7 Fine Arts: Why do we take photographs and what stories can they tell us?

Photography Curricular IEP

Grade 6/7 Science: What is the relationship between force and motion? How do Newton’s three laws relate to force and motion?

Grade 7 Social Studies: What conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations?

Backwards Design Plan

Mini Lesson Plan

Sample Lesson Plan

Middle School

Math 8: What is Pythagorean Theory and how does Pythagorean Theory connect, relate, describe and measure lines and shapes in our world?

Math 8: What a discreet linear relationship? Why is it useful in the world?

French 8: How is Canadian culture similar/ different to Francophone cultures around the world?

Science 8: What are cells? Why do we need them?

Science 9: Why do we need the sun?

Science 9: What are cells? Where do they come from? (asexual & human sexual reproduction)

Science 9: Where do cells come from? (sexual reproduction)

English 9: How can stories and text help connect ourselves to our community and to others? How can connection help us understand ourselves and our community?

Sample Lessons

English 9 Curricular IEP

Math 9: What is a continuous linear relationship? How can we use patterns in linear relationships to make predictions? What are the different ways to represent linear relations?

Backwards Design Plan


Grade 10-12 Ceramics & Sculpture: How can we understand and share stories of the Pre Columbian era through the creation of traditional ceramic vessels?

Grade 10 English: How can I gather and use information to influence and educate others?

English – New Media 11: How does where we come from influence how we understand our place in this world?

Grade 12 Law: How does the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms affect the daily life of different groups in Canada?

Sample Mini Lesson Sequence

Sample Standards Based Assessment Log

English First Peoples’

English First Peoples’ 10-12 Learning Maps

4 thoughts on “Learning Maps

  1. Dana Sherri

    Hi Shelley 🙂 Thank you for sharing these wonderful maps. I was wondering if teachers sit down with each Primary or (early) Elementary student individually to walk them through the map and to ask them to self-assess? (especially for those students who cannot read the map just yet)

  2. Louise Panziera

    Hello everyone! I would like to know if anyone has used the learning template with high school math. My staff in that department are trying to wrap their heads around the “all” piece, especially in Math 9. Any examples out there?

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