April 2015: Ten NEW samples have been added! The new samples are in the right column below.
Initial Samples Released January 31, 2013
Hello World Language educators,
I am proud to present the world languages curriculum sample units created by Colorado teachers. Working with facilitator Toni Theisen this past fall, educators came together to translate the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) into curriculum. As resources for districts’ voluntary-use, these curriculum samples offer possible options for sequencing the concepts, skills, and content of the CAS across a course or year.
The template upon which all of the samples are based derived from research and was designed and refined by Colorado educators to highlight what students should understand, know and be able to do at the end of a given unit or plan of study (detailed description of the curriculum template components). There are some unique aspects to the world languages samples which are documented in the bullet points below.
Together, these samples are intended to support districts’ transition to the CAS and the development of standards-based instructional practices.
To learn more about the World Languages curriculum samples watch this presentation:
World Languages Sample Units
The Colorado Sample Curriculum was written by and for Colorado educators as a way to understand and translate the state standards into curriculum. Users of the samples should feel free to copy, distribute and transmit the samples and to adapt them to fit their needs. Please honor the work of the Colorado educators that created these samples by providing them attribution. These samples were not intended for commercial purposes.