George Lucas Educational Foundation

Curriculum Planning

Looking for ways to develop dynamic, compelling, and standards-based course content and activities? This is the place to start.

  • Incorporating LGBTQIA+ Content in History Lessons

    An inclusive history curriculum benefits all students by providing mirrors to their own lives and windows into others’ lived experiences.
    Meg Honey
  • Teaching the Complexities of History

    Simple steps for teaching history in ways that are relevant and age-appropriate for students in elementary and middle school.
  • A Gender Equity Elective in Elementary School

    A class on gender equity built around the film ‘Girl Rising’ inspires fifth-grade girls and boys to share their learning with their whole school.
  • The Benefits of a High School Psychology Class

    Students gain not just social and emotional learning skills but academic ones like how to conduct and analyze research.
  • 6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

    Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
    Susan Barber
  • 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

    We teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it's essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. But it's important to focus on purpose and intentionality -- and not on quantity. So what really matters more than "always trying something new" is the reason behind why we do what we do.
  • From Concrete to Abstract—The Montessori Math Approach

    At an elementary school in South Carolina, tactile materials, color coding, and vocabulary changes help students grasp high-level math concepts.
  • Blended Learning Built on Teacher Expertise

    An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
  • What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

    Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much.
  • 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

    With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
  • A Framework for Lesson Planning

    Using learning intentions and success criteria can help teachers ensure that their activities align with what they want students to know.
  • Explorations: Making Curiosity Part of the Curriculum

    Student-designed electives put kids' passions at the forefront of their learning.
  • Kindness: A Lesson Plan

    Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
  • What Is Your Educational Philosophy?

    While lesson planning this summer, educators might also take time to reflect on their core beliefs about learning and teaching.
  • A Powerful Way to End the School Year

    Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.