Exemplary Literacy Design Collaborative modules (multi-week unit plans) are teacher-created artifacts that other teachers can use “as is,” adapt to their own school setting and students, or use as inspiration to create their own modules.
Here is an overview of just some of the modules available to you on the LDC website:
- Radioactivity And The Search For New Elements, Grades 10-12
Using Marie Curie’s 1911 Nobel Prize Lecture as its text, this module takes students directly to the substance of a key scientific discovery. It is designed to be used when teaching about atoms, their structure, and nuclear chemistry. More…
- Pesticides: Blessing, Curse, Or Both (A Close Reading Module), Grades 7-10
Did the discovery of DDT deserve the 1948 Nobel Prize in Medicine? Students build their arguments from a close reading of the award speech and a systematic look at Silent Spring’s later argument about the chemical’s hazards. More…
- Rethinking Ophelia, Grades 11-12
The purpose of the module is to examine the role of Ophelia in Hamlet based upon the social perceptions found in the readings. More…
- Magical Realism: Fusing the Fantastic and the Ordinary, Grade 7
This module will allow students to build contextual foundation for reading, viewing, writing, speaking, and listening about magical realism texts. More…
- FDR’s Case for War With Japan, Grade 11
This module is designed for a deep dive into a seminal text and the origins of the largest global conflict in history, organized to take roughly seven hours or eight fifty-minute periods. More…
- Did Lincoln Free The Slaves? (A Module on the Emancipation Proclamation & the 13th Amendment), Grades 6-8
This module is designed for a deep dive into a pair of truly pivotal legal texts in American History. More…
LDC Modules help teachers teach students to succeed on assignments created using LDC Template Tasks. Modules are built on a common “chassis” so instruction can be shared across a wide variety of grades, content areas, and instructional approaches.
Sample Modules from teachers participating in LDC implementation across many states are one of the best illustrations of how LDC design can work. Please visit the LDC website to see more sample modules in English Language Arts, Science, and History and Social Studies.
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