Curriculum & Lesson Plans
- Do you want to incorporate Hebrew Circle Time twice a week into your homeschool schedule?
- Do you need a curriculum for your year-long Shabbat class of 12 students ages 10-14?
- Do you want a unit on community helpers for your 3s and 4s preschool class that also teaches them the essential vocabulary in Hebrew?
- Do you need to teach English reading to 3rd graders who speak another language and don’t know their ABCs?
Once you describe what it is that you’re looking for – whether it’s a simple overview or a full curriculum – we can discuss all the details, including deadlines and pricing.
The short answer is that curriculum plans provide the end goals for our learners, whereas lesson plans outline the instruction and activities implemented each day to achieve those set end goals. Read more below about the distinction between the two.
- Curriculum plans are big-picture learning plans that answer the 5Ws: who are the learners (age, grade, ability), what do they need to learn (content) and why (purpose/application), where will the learning take place, and when the learning will take place. Curriculum plans also include methods of assessment, in order to determine if students are meeting the desired objectives.
- Lesson plans answer the how – how will we help learners meet the overall objectives outlined in the curriculum? Lesson plans break down, day by day, how the learning will take place – how students will be engaged, what materials we will use, how much time we will spend on various activities, etc. They also include short-term objectives, directives for the teacher, assessments, and more.
Curriculum may cover several units, or may focus on one unit; each unit is then broken down into individual lesson plans. A complete curriculum includes both the curriculum plan (the overall goals), unit plans (if necessary), and lesson plans (the roadmap to achieving those goals).