This unit plan template has served me well over the years, helping my think through my inquiry units and establish my objectives and scaffolding. I usually begin with an essential question, a summative assessment or product, and a list of objectives. If you start with those three things, the rest will fall into place.
The Big Ideas (modeled after the work of Jeff & Peggy Wilhelm)
Pre-Assessment & Frontloading
Scaffolding (Objective, Activity/Lesson, Assessment)
Post-Assessment or Culminating Product
Culminating Project outline
The file is available in MS Word format, docx, so you can alter it to your liking.