Part 2: Lesson Plan Template

Now that you understand the backward design process, you will develop a lesson plan template (using Backward Design) of your own to save and use for planning lessons using the backward design approach.

Review Ch. 11, “The Design Process,” of Understanding by Design in this week’s University Library Readings.

*Hint: You will find examples of the Backwards Design Lesson Plan template in this chapter (pages 262-266). You can also use the internet to find examples of Backward Design Lesson Plan templates (Backward planning or Backward mapping).

*Consider the integration of the following components as you develop your template:

  • Central focus
  • Learning goals and objectives
  • Content standards
  • Student’s background and cultural experiences
  • Student’s knowledge and skills
  • Self-reflection
  • Collaboration

Create your own 1- to 1 ½-page lesson plan template that addresses the following stages of backward design:

  • Desired results
  • Questions to determine
  • Key elements to include
  • Assessment evidence
  • Questions to determine
  • Key elements to include
  • Learning plan
  • Questions to determine
  • Key elements to include

Personalize the template to your needs by adding descriptors or reminder phrases for guidance when using the template to design a lesson. Or you can also personalize the lesson plan with specific examples of desired results, assessments, and learning activities.