Curricular Resources

Curriculum units, the product of the Fellows' seminar experience, are designed to teach their own students about the seminar subject. Each curriculum unit contains: content objectives – a clear statement of the subject matter the unit seeks to cover; teaching strategies – a unified, coherent teaching plan for those objectives; classroom activities; resources for teachers and students; and an appendix on how the unit implements academic standards of the school district.

View topical index of curriculum units

Thousands of curriculum units written since 1978 are a treasure trove of ideas and procedures for teaching subjects in the humanities and in STEM fields in grades K-12. Each unit is designated by three two-digit numbers (e.g. 99.01.01), which represent the year, seminar volume, and unit. The Index does not indicate whether the units are primarily for elementary or secondary school grades because a great many of the units, whatever their original audience, are readily adaptable for use across a wide range of grades.

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View list of volumes by year

The curriculum units Fellows write are their own. They are compiled in a volume for each seminar. The volume contains a preface that describes the organization of the seminar and an introduction by the Yale faculty member who led the seminar that describes what the Fellows studied in general and sometimes comments on the units they wrote in particular.

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Reference Lists

Three annotated lists, compiled by New Haven teachers in 2001 and 2004, correlate Institute-developed curriculum units with subjects and curriculum standards for various grade in New Haven's public schools.

Reference Lists