Previous Universal Design for Learning Lesson Plans
 

The list below contains lesson plans designed by the UDL pilot sites beginning in the 2003-2004 school year and ending in the 2009-2010 school year. We have identified six lesson plans as UDL Exemplars. The exemplars were chosen based:

UDL Principles were used throughout the lesson plan;
Standards were stated;
Planning Pyramid was shown;
Modifications for Academic Diversity was addressed.

UDL Exemplars are identified by an *.


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2003 - 2004 UDL Pilot Sites
UDL Lesson Plans
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, Columbus
 
Bedford Middle School, Bedford
Cleveland Elementary School,
Elkhart
Mediterranean Empires
Sixth Grade
English/Language Arts/Social Studies

United States of America
Third Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies

The Underground Railroad
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies
Frontier Elementary School,
Brookston
Motivation & Instructional Efficiency
Comparison: Traditional Calendar vs.
SmartBoard Calendar Lesson

K-6 Moderate Students
Language Arts, Math, Social Studies

A Vacation Expedition: A Writing
Prompt Lesson Utilizing Inspiration
Software, SMART-Board
3-5
Language Arts

Descriptive Writing; Traditional
Writing vs. Collaborative Writing
on the SMART Board

K-6 Moderate and Severe Students
Language Arts

Dr. Seuss– Make Time for Rhymes
First Grade
Language Arts

The Polar Express
Second Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies

Pizza-Muffins & Podcasting!
K-6 Moderate and Severe Students
Language Arts/Math

Veggie Chop and Data Analysis
First Grade
Math/Science

Pioneers
Second Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies
Garden City Elementary School, Indianapolis
Survival of the Fittest: Fiction
vs. Science
5-6
Language Arts/Math/Science
Joy Elementary School,
Michigan City

SHADOW TRACKERS....
From Photography to Writing

4-5
Language Arts/Math/Science/
Social Studies

SHADOW TRACKERS....
Part II- Day & Night From
Photography to Writing

4-5
Language Arts/Math/Science/
Social Studies

Dog Care
Kindergarten
Language Arts

Environmental Print - Word
Family Booklets

Primary Grades
Language Arts

Homes of Yesterday and Today
Kindergarten
Reading/Math/Science/
Social Studies/Writing

American Indian Math
3-5
Math/Social Studies

Super Sleuths
Second Grade
Language Arts/Math

Lake Ridge Middle School,
Gary
Tuck Everlasting
6-8
Language Arts

The Diary of Anne Frank
Eighth Grade
Language Arts

Black Beauty
6-8
Language Arts
Merrillville High School,
Merrillville

American Literature: Women
at the Turn of the Century
1855-1925

Eleventh Grade
Literature

American Literature: The
Concept of the American Dream
1855-1925

Eleventh Grade
Literature

“I Have A Dream” and
“Glory and Hope”

Ninth Grade
Listening/Reading/Speaking/
Writing
I Have a Dream Worklog

To Kill a Mockingbird
Ninth Grade
Listening/Reading/Speaking/
Writing

Short Stories
Ninth Grade
Reading/Writing

Non-Fiction
Ninth Grade
Reading/Writing


Mt. Healthy Elementary School,
Columbus

Trucks and Community Workers
Fifth Grade
Listening/Reading/Speaking/
Writing

Awesome Animals
Sixth Grade
English/Language Arts

Caring for our Environment
Second Grade
Reading/Science/Social Studies/
Writing

All About PENGUINS!
Second Grade
Reading/Writing

Sanders School,
Indianapolis
Stout Field Elementary School,
Indianapolis
Wheatfield Elementary School,
Wheatfield
Rain Forest Research
Second Grade
Language Arts/Science

Alphabet Tic Tac Toe
K-3
Language Arts

Math Tic Tac Toe or Bingo
K-3
Math

Word Families
Kindergarten
Language Arts




                                                                  
2004-2005 UDL Pilot Sites     
 UDL Lesson Plans
Avon Middle School, Avon

The Constitution of the United States
of America
Eighth Grade
Social Studies

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry
7-8
Language Arts

Esperanza Rising
Eighth Grade
Language Arts

My Brother Sam is Dead
Eighth Grade
Language Arts

Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis
Poetry Slam
Tenth Grade
Language Arts

Protein Synthesis
Ninth Grade
Biology

Macbeth
Twelfth Grade
English
Brown Elementary School, Brownsburg
Native Americans of Indiana
Fourth Grade
Reading/Science/Social Studies

Two Sides to Every Story
Fourth Grade
Math/Reading/Science/
Social Studies

Universal Design Takes Hold
Fourth Grade
Math/Reading/Science

Divide and Conquer
Fourth Grade
Math

Through the Decades
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies
Heritage Hills Middle School, Lincoln City
Investigating Animals
Seventh Grade
Math/Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies

Civil War
Eighth Grade
Math/Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies

Washington D.C.
Eighth Grade
Math/Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies

Africa
Seventh Grade
Math/Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies

Forces of Nature
Seventh Grade
Math/Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies
Hoover Elementary School, Crawfordsville
Colonization of the United States
Fifth Grade
Social Studies

Qwerty Stevens from a
UDL Perspective

Fifth Grade
Language Arts/Science/
Social Studies

The Water Cycle
Fifth Grade
Science

The City of Ember
Fifth Grade
Language Arts

Composer Creations -
A Music Lesson

Fifth Grade
Math/Music

The Teacher’s Funeral
Fifth Grade
Language Arts
Roachdale Elementary School, Roachdale
Body Systems Unit
Fourth Grade
Science

Our 50 States
Fifth Grade
Language/Social Studies

Communities
Third Grade
Language/Social Studies

Native Americans
4-5
Language/Social Studies

The Earth and Moon Unit
Fourth Grade
Science
Timothy Ball Elementary, Crown Point

Biomes
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Science

Understanding Greek Myths
Sixth Grade
Language Arts

Learning about Legends
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Science

Understanding by Design
Sixth Grade
Social Studies

Ecosystem Projects
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Science

Number the Stars
Sixth Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies

Pioneers
Fourth Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies


Tzouanakis Intermediate School, Greencastle
Colonial America
Fifth Grade
History/Language Arts

True Confessions of Charlotte
Doyle

Fifth Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies

Famous People with Disabilities:
Research Project

Fifth Grade
Language Arts

Understanding the Many Sides
of Polygons

Fifth Grade
Math

Vocabulary Adventures
Fifth Grade
Language Arts
W.D. Richards Elementary School, Columbus

The Ecology of Tropical
Rainforests

Fifth Grade
Science

The Shaping of our Nation
Fifth Grade
Economics/Geography/
Social Studies

Matter and Energy: Heating
and Cooling

Fifth Grade
Science

Fraction Attraction!
Fifth Grade
Math

United States Places and
Regions

Fifth Grade
Social Studies


                             
2005-2006 UDL Pilot Sites 
UDL Lesson Plans
Ben Davis 9th Grade Center
Indianapolis, IN
Lead: Terry Brahm
terry.brahm@wayne.k12.in.us
Ecology
Ninth Grade
Science/Language Arts/Computer Applications

Protein Synthesis
Ninth Grade
Science

Investigating Slope-Intercept Form:
WHY does y = mx + b?

Ninth Grade
Algebra/English/Computer Applications

Innovations Project
Ninth Grade
Geography/Mapping/Social Studies
George Washington Community School
Indianapolis, IN
Lead: Chris Boylan
boylanc@ips.k12.in.us
Women in History
Seventh Grade
Listening/Speaking

World History & Civilization: Scientific Revolution Project
9-11
World History & Civilization

Language Arts: Storytelling Project
Seventh Grade
Language Arts

Language Arts: It's All in The Telling
Seventh Grade/Secondary
Language Arts/Technology

Greencastle High School
Greencastle, IN
Lead: Cathy McCall
cmccall@greencastle.k12.in.us

Greencastle Middle School
Greencastle, IN
Lead: Shawn Gobert
sgobert@greencastle.k12.in.us
Lyddie
6-8
Reading/Writing/History/Technology

Solar Powered Boat
Eighth Grade
Technology/Math/Language Arts

Immigrating to America: Experience the Past
6-8
Social Studies/Language Arts

Energy Source Commercial
6-8
Technology/Math/Language Arts
John Wood Elementary School
Crown Point, IN
Lead: Sue Cramer
scramer@greencastle. k12.in.us
Plants Unit
Third Grade
Science/Language Arts/Math

Map Skills Unit
Second Grade
Social Studies/Language Arts/Math/Science

Reading, Rhyming, & Decoding
First Grade
Reading/Language Arts

Fantasy Story Writing
Fourth Grade
Reading/Language Arts
New Haven Middle School
New Haven, IN
Lead: Susan Schutta
sschutta@eacs.k12.in.us
South Whitley Elementary
Pierceton, IN
Lead: George Roth
george.roth@whitko.org

Novel Study
Fifth Grade
Language Arts

Dear Santa
Fifth Grade
Language Arts

Young Authors' Conference
Fourth Grade
Language Arts

Multiplying Numbers Greater Than Two Digits by One- and Two-Digit Numbers
Fourth Grade
Mathematics

Warsaw Community High School
Warsaw, IN
Lead: Julie Kuhn
jkuhn@warsaw.k12.in.us
The People, The Places, The Powers Key Points of WWII
Eleventh Grade
English/US History

A Journey into History (Lewis and Clark's Test-drive of America)
Eleventh Grade
English/US History

Great Depression
Eleventh Grade
English/US History

The "American Dream" of the 1950's
Eleventh Grade
English/US History

The "War between the States"
Eleventh Grade
English/US History


2006-2007 UDL Pilot Sites 
UDL Lesson Plans
Brentwood Elementary School
Plainfield, IN
Lead: Pat Cooney
pcooney@plainfield.k12.in.us
The Significant Impact of Dinosaurs
First Grade
Science/Language Arts

Reading Strategies at Work
1-2
Language Arts

Explorers
Fifth Grade
Social Studies
Clay Middle School
Carmel, IN
Lead: Lila Jay
ljay@ccs.k12.in.us

Information Skills
9-8
Language Arts/Writing

Without Limits
Seventh Grade
Science/Language Arts

Solving Equations
Seventh Grade
Math

F.J. Reitz High School
Evansville, IN
Lead: Debra Harrington
djharri@evsc.k12.in.us
Periodic Table of the Elements
9-12
Chemistry/Physics/Language Arts

American Romantic Literature
Eleventh Grade
Language Arts

Hope Was Here
Twelfth Grade
Language Arts/US Government/Technology
Laurel Elementary and Jr. High School
Laurel, IN
Lead: Jill Brack
jbrack@fccsc.k12.in.us
Animal Adaptations
Fifth Grade
Science/Language Arts

Africa: South of the Sahara
Seventh Grade
Social Studies/Language Arts

People and the Environment
Seventh Grade
Social Studies/Language Arts
Lowell Middle School
Crown Point, IN
Lead: John Alessia
jalessia@tricreek.k12.in.us
The Diversity Research Unit
6-8
Reading/Language Arts

Sentence Structure
6-8
Reading/Language Arts

Short Story Unit
Sixth Grade
Reading/Language Arts
Northside Middle School
Columbus, IN
Lead: Amy Dixon
dixona@bcsc.k12.in.us
Chemical Reactions in a Cell
What's Happenin'?
Seventh Grade
Science

Chemical Reactions: A Balancing Act
Eighth Grade
Science/Math

The Great Cell Webquest
Seventh Grade
Science
Northwood High School
Nappanee, IN
Lead: David L. Maugel
dmaugel@wanee.org

 

 

2007-2008 UDL Pilot Sites
UDL Lesson Plans
Columbus East High School
Columbus, IN
Lead: Charles Edwards
edwardsc@bcsc.k12.in.us
Election 2008
Ninth Grade
Social Studies/American History/Historical Thinking

Reshaping the Earth
10-11
Science
New Tech High Academy
Indianapolis, IN
Lead: Chris Howey
howeycl@ips.k12.in.us
Another Gallon of Gas
Ninth Grade
Science/Algebra/Technology
North High School
Evansville, IN
Lead: Kaye Stoops
kaye.stoops@evsc.k12.in.us

Persuasive Unit Introduction
Ninth Grade
English

Vietnam War Reinforcement
Ninth Grade
US History

To Kill a Mockingbird and the Great Depression Introduction
Ninth Grade
English/Language Arts

Pleasant View Upper Elementary
Zionsville, IN
Lead: Chad Smith
cmith@zcs.k12.in.us
Biographies
Third Grade
English/Language Arts

Cinderella
Fourth Grade
English/Language Arts
Richmond High School
Richmond, IN
Lead: Janet Jackson
janetj@rcs.k12.in.us
Short Stories
Ninth Grade
Reading

Integer War
6-12
Math

Romeo & Juliet*
Ninth Grade
Reading
South Central Elementary School
Union Mills, IN
Lead: Nancy McGriff
nmcgriff@scentral.k12.in.us
Inventions
Second Grade
Language Arts/Social Studies
South Putnam Jr./Sr. High School
Greencastle, IN
Lead: Kieth Puckett
pucketki@sputnam.k12.in.us

Autobiographies and Biographies: A Look into the Lives of the Civil Rights Movement
Eighth Grade
English

The Odyssey
Ninth Grade
English

Romeo & Juliet*
Ninth Grade
Reading

Taylorsville Elementary School
Taylorsville, IN
Lead: Beth Snively
snivelyb@bcsc.k12.in.us

Weather Related Natural Disasters
Elementary
English/Science/Social Studies

Food Chains/Food Webs
Elementary
Science

Story Elements*
Elementary
Language Arts


2008-2009 UDL Pilot Site
UDL Lesson Plans
Cloverdale High School
Cloverdale, IN
Lead: Sonny Stolz
sstoltz@cloverdale.k12.in.us

To Kill a Mockingbird
Ninth Grade
English

Columbus North High School
Columbus, IN
Lead:  John Green
greenj@bcsc.k12.in.us
 

Dexter Elementary School
Evansville, IN
Lead:  Stephanie Stewart
stephanie.stewart@evsc.k12.in.us

East Side Middle School
Anderson, IN
Lead:  Kelly Benson
kbenson@acsc.net

Character and Friendship Unit
Seventh Grade
Language Arts

Earth Science Unit*
7-8
Science

Edgewood Elementary School
Michigan City, IN
Lead:  Gloria Dombkowski
gdombkowski@mcas.k12.in.us

Our Green City
K-1
Reading/Science

Rainforest Cafe*
Kindergarten
Reading/Science

Logansport High School
Logansport, IN
Lead:  Kim Steele
steelek@lcsc.k12.in.us
Elements of the Greek Drama
Tenth Grade
Language Arts
Prince Chapman Academy
Ft. Wayne, IN
Lead:  Donna Hosier
dhosier@eacs.k12.in.us
Zionsville Middle School
Zionsville, IN
Lead:  Sean Conner
sconner@zcs.k12.in.us
The Outsiders: A Novel
Seventh Grade
Language Arts