Sample Lesson Plans to Teach Common Core State Standards

 
 

 Integrate Inspiration® MapsTM Into Your Curriculum

We understand schools are looking for resources to help teach the new standards.  With that in mind, we have built this series of lesson plans based on the visual thinking and learning tools in Inspiration® MapsTM and aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
 

English Language Arts Lesson Plans
Social Studies Lesson Plans
Science Lesson Plans


English Language Arts

Researching Causes and Effects
Use a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

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Researching Causes and Effects Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Comparison Analysis
Students will use Inspiration® MapsTM to help them analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

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Group Project Planning
Use Inspiration® MapsTM to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

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Group Project Planning Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Persuasive Essay
Using visual learning techniques students will better plan and compose persuasive essays.

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Persuasive Essay Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Time Period
Students will research a place and time in history and create diagrams to help them better organize, synthesize and analyze the information.

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Time Period Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File


 

Social Studies

Analyzing a Civilization
Students will research a civilization and analyze its historical influence.

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Analyzing a Civilization Example:    .JPG File     Inspiration Maps File


Researching Causes and Effects
Use a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

Download Lesson Plan

Researching Causes and Effects Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Comparison Analysis
Students will use Inspiration® MapsTM to help them analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

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Group Project Planning
Use Inspiration® MapsTM to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Download Lesson Plan

Group Project Planning Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Persuasive Essay
Using visual learning techniques students will better plan and compose persuasive essays.

Download Lesson Plan

Persuasive Essay Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Time Period
Students will research a place and time in history and create diagrams to help them better organize, synthesize and analyze the information.

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Time Period Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 


Science

Researching Causes and Effects
Use a diagram to help students research and write about the causes and effects of an event or situation.

Download Lesson Plan

Researching Causes and Effects:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File

 

Comparison Analysis
Students will use Inspiration® to help them analyze the similarities and differences between any two things.

Download Lesson Plan

 

Group Project Planning
Use Inspiration® MapsTM to help them plan and successfully complete a project.

Download Lesson Plan

Group Project Planning Example:    .PNG File     Inspiration Maps File