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.

  • Curriculum Planning

    Teaching Survivors of the Opioid Epidemic

    Students’ personal experiences with the opioid crisis serve as powerful catalysts for a change-driven curriculum.
  • Math

    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.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Unsung Heroes Add Depth to History Lessons

    Teaching students about the contributions of people who have been overlooked in textbooks gives them a fuller sense of history.
  • Curriculum Planning

    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.
  • Curriculum Planning

    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.
  • Literacy

    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.
  • Curriculum Planning

    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.
  • The Research Is In

    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.
  • Coding in the Classroom

    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.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Explorations: Making Curiosity Part of the Curriculum

    Student-designed electives put kids' passions at the forefront of their learning.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Kindness: A Lesson Plan

    Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
  • Teacher Development

    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.
  • Literacy

    New Teachers: Inspire Your Students to Write, Write, Write

    Introduce this low-pressure writing strategy to increase engagement and lessen anxiety.
  • Lesson Plans

    April Fool's Day in the Classroom: 8 Resources for Teachers

    If you’re looking for ideas for classroom pranks, these are a few of our favorite April Fool's Day resources and teaching ideas.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

    Twenty ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.