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Start your lesson planning with this guide! 

Find Alberta Education programs of study, authorized teaching resources, curriculum materials in the Coutts Library, online resources, lesson plans, and lots more!


Unit Planning

Unit of Learning - An organised series of learning activities and materials that key in on a specific topic related to the curriculum as a whole. For example, a unit on the solar system within the science curriculum could include textbook content, a visit to the planetarium, a movie on the planets, creation of the planets from paper mache balls, etc. The use of many and varied activities is believed to provide a more in-depth look at the subject area and an enhancement of learning through high-interest activities. (The Cyclopedic Education Dictionary  LB 15 S73 1998: BARD) 


Lesson Planning

Lesson Plan - An outline prepared by a teacher covering the important points of a lesson arranged in the order in which they are to be presented. (Dictionary of Education  LB 15 G64: EDUC RF)

Typically lesson plans follow this format in writing:
1. general goals
2. specific objectives
3. materials and equipment needed
4. introduction and procedure
5. lesson conclusion
6. lesson follow-up
7. lesson evaluation by student [and teacher]
8. lesson evaluation by a cooperating practitioner or mentor.
(The Cyclopedic Education Dictionary  LB 15 S73 1998: BARD)


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