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Curriculum Overview Presentations

These resources provide sample curriculum writers and/or users more information about the sample curriculum project and templates. The first video is a general overview of the sample curriculum project and the essential components of the overview templates that may be referenced in future presentations. The presentations that will follow are content specific to illustrate the unique attributes applied in each content area.

For the highest quality, please watch these presentations at full screen and in HD where possible.

A closer look at Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project and the teacher-created curriculum samples

This 30-minute video provides an overview of Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project and explores the curriculum template and key aspects of the teacher-created curriculum samples. For viewer convenience, and to enhance the video, both the PowerPoint presentation utilized in the video and the curriculum template (with explanations of terms and components) are available for download.

The video may be viewed in its entirety, but to facilitate strategic or targeted use the following table highlights the specific topics included in the video (bolded topics indicate major sections of the video) along with their associated time locations and segment lengths.

Documents referenced in the video:


Video Topic

Video Timestamp

Segment Length

Project Overview00:003 minutes, 30 seconds
 Project Introduction 00:00 20 seconds
 Project Goals 00:20 45 seconds
 Project Phases 01:09 58 seconds
 Phase I Highlights 02:29 1 minute, 20 seconds
Sample Overview - Course at a Glance03:305 minutes, 49 seconds
 Course at a Glance Introduction 03:30 1 minute, 42 seconds
 Planning for a year/course 05:12 4 minutes, 7 seconds
Sample Overview - Unit Planning09:2018 minutes, 10 seconds
 Unit planning Introduction 9:20 50 seconds
 Generalizations (Understandings) 10:10 5 minutes, 7 seconds
 Content and Skills 15:20 2 minutes, 54 seconds
 Concepts, Unit Strands and Focusing Lens 18:15 5 minutes, 25 seconds
 Critical Language 23:41 2 minutes, 38 seconds
Next Steps27:331 minute, 58 seconds
 Next Steps Introduction 27:33 45 seconds
 Phase 3 Goals 28:18 1 minute 13 seconds

Content Specific Presentations and Resources

Click the name of the content area to jump directly to its curriculum resources. 

Comprehensive Health

Reading, Writing, and Communicating

High school



Social Studies

High School

Grades 6-8



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