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Model Curriculum

Introduction To Model Curriculum

The units posted on this site represent the first phase of a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education curriculum project for Missouri educators to develop a comprehensive curriculum, which addresses state and national standards in all content areas. This work is intended to offer a model, which districts can use as is, modify according to local needs, or simply have as an additional resource. Missouri is using the title Missouri Learning Standards to refer to all state standards, aligned to the Show-Me Standards. The Missouri Learning Standards include the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics, but also include state standards in all other content areas, including Career and Technical Education.

These units were created by Missouri educators during late winter/early spring, 2012. Those teachers worked to create draft units as a basis for the curriculum. Each unit contains an alignment to the Missouri Learning Standards and to Grade-level and Course-level Expectations. Career and Technical Education units will contain alignment to national standards where appropriate. The units also include instructional strategies, instructional activities, supportive resources, and both formative and summative assessments. Use of the units during the 2012-13 school year by Missouri districts will be essentially a field test for the writers and Department content consultants. Feedback and suggested revisions and additions from those who use the units will enable the Department to approach the goal of a comprehensive document.


The survey below is provided to offer Missouri educators an opportunity to offer constructive feedback on the structure and content of the units and to make suggestions for revisions or additions. The Department values this input and encourages teachers from across the state to take the time to contribute to this process by sharing their expertise.