On this page, you will find tools and templates to support your work with curriculum mapping. (Unless otherwise noted, these resources do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.)

January 11, 2013: Alexander County Schools: Creating Integrated Curriculum Units

August 8, 2012: Elkin City Schools: Understanding by Design Refresher Session

April 30, 2012: Catawba County Schools - Understanding by Design Stage I

Catawba Paving the Way Presentation

March 19, 2012: Grant Wiggins on Curriculum

New Blog Post: Grant Wiggins Shares Thoughts on Curriculum!

March 18, 2012: Overviews of Stages 2-3 of Understanding by Design

Presentation for UBD Stage 2: UbD Stage 2.pptx

Handouts for Stage 2

Sources of Assessment Evidence.docx
Jacobs' Video Questions.docx
Six Facets Rubric.docx
Grasps Handout.docx
Stage 2 Feedback Tool.docx

Presentation for UBD Stage 3: UbD Stage 3.pptx

Handouts for Stage 3
Stage 3 Feedback Tool.docx

March 6, 2012: An Overview of Understanding by Design

If you have a Voicethread account, you can access the presentation here.
If you do not have a Voicethread account, you can access the presentation by clicking here.

Materials Needed for this Voicethread

Video 1: Grant Wiggins on Backward Design

Video 2: UbD at New Heights Charter School

3-2-1 New Heights Video Activity.docx

March 4, 2012: Elkin City Schools -- Understanding by Design Overview

Access additional documents below: January 10, 2012

February 21, 2012: Jay McTighe's Common Core Resources


February 7, 2012: Paving the Way: Understanding Quality Curriculum Mapping for Wilkes County Schools

February 1, 2012: Alexander Shares Support Documents for the Arts

January 20, 2012: Burke County Shares Curriculum Map Template

January 10, 2012: Paving the Way: Understanding Quality Curriculum Mapping


January 8, 2012: Access DPI's Unpacking Documents for Essential Standards and Common Core State Standards

December 28, 2011: Understanding by Design 2.0 Template:

ASCD Curriculum Mapping Resources: http://shop.ascd.org/ASCDProductListing.aspx?Category=BOOK&Subcategory=CM

Iredell-Statesville Schools Curriculum Maps: www.commoncoreiss.pbworks.com
Elkin City Schools Pacing Guide Template:

Elkin City Schools - Curriculum Newsletter (October 2011)

Elkin City Schools --PD Outline October

Surry County Common Core Wiki www.scscommoncore.pbworks.com

Burke County Schools Curriculum Map Template:

Leading a Team to Unpack a Curriculum
Alleghany County Alignment Support Document:

Understanding by Design Template: