I've had a few comments this year from teachers that they liked my curriculum charts, so I thought I'd put them here.
Put simply, this is the bulk of the Grade 7 Ontario Curriculum put in very simplified, student-friendly language. I have them in chart-paper form on a bulletin board in my room, which I have called the curriculum "dock." Yes, my puns are terrible.
A few things to keep in mind about these:
1. Definitely Ontario content only. There's no Common Core or other provincial curriculum content here.
2. These are very brief, very simple overviews designed to give kids a better understanding of what they're going to spend the year learning and helping them make connections. They aren't really designed to aid teachers in planning.
3. I've focused on the overall expectations as opposed to the specific.
4. Each strand of each subject comes with a Learning Goal, in the form of a We Are Learning statement - again, the intent there is to make it as easy-to-swallow as possible for students.
5. Certain subjects are not included here, and that is because I only included the subjects I taught this school year (which is also why only the Grade 7 curriculum is included). The subjects in this file are Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Geography, Core French, Drama and Dance.
As a side note, putting these on chart paper involved simply projecting them onto the chart paper on the blackboard and then tracing over them. It was a bit of a long process but certainly worth the effort - these things will last me for years. It was immensely helpful through the year to be able to refer to where we were going and what we were learning, and it encouraged the kids to make connections themselves between the different parts of their curriculum. Lots of critical thinking potential here.
If there are enough of you out there who enjoy these and would like to see more of them, I will update these existing ones as I teach new subject areas in the future.
Courtesy of The Mister Kyle (and the Ontario Ministry of Education, heh).