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Curriculum Overview Samples - World Languages

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 Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

World Languages Sample Units


  • What do I want to be when I grow up? (Word or PDF)
  • Invention and Innovation (Word or PDF)


  • A Better Planet (Word or PDF)
  • Pop Culture and Music (Word or PDF)


  • A Reason to Celebrate (Word or PDF)
  • Stories, Legends and Fables (Word or PDF)

  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and when in… (Word or PDF)
  • Get a Life!: Leisure and Entertainment (Word or PDF)
  • Technology in My Space (Word or PDF)


  • We Are Family (Word or PDF)
  • Let's Explore the City (Word or PDF)
  • Mealtimes and Celebrations (Word or PDF)
  • Off to School (Word or PDF)

  • Do You Believe in Medicine? (Word or PDF)


  • Let's Hang Out (Word or PDF)
  • Who am I in a Global World? (Word or PDF)

  • Let's Party (Word or PDF)
  • My Cell Phone is an Educational Tool (Word or PDF)

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.