Units of study from the Governor's Institute for Arts Educators, 2007-2008

The units in this section were developed by teachers attending the PA Governor's Institute for Arts Educators. They are loosely based on backward design; the teachers began the week identifying what their students would know at the end, and then worked backward to plan the lessons. Though the format changed over the years, most units have an essential learning or essential question, content and process indicators aligned with the PA Academic Standards for the Arts and Humanities, and an analytic rubric used to score a summative task.

While these units are by no means perfect, they did stretch the authors to think beyond the performance-based classroom. Feel free to use and/or change any of the units archived in this section.

Click on a year below to see units for that year listed by discipline.

Units listed by discipline