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Building a Lesson Plan

A step-by-step guide to building a lesson plan for Education students and teachers.


1. Lesson Plan Template

Download this template for your lesson plan, and fill it out as you move through each section of this guide.

Find Good Lesson Plan Examples

Looking at existing lesson plans is a great starting point for understanding them, but it's important to make sure that you work from good, reliable examples. Here are a few good places to find them:

Teacher Professional Organizations

Trustworthy Sources: Educational Producers, News Sources, Museums, and National Organizations

Sites Where Professional Teachers Share Lesson Plans