Curriculum & Instruction

The Darien Public Schools curriculum documents outline the PK-12 content across all areas and levels.  The curriculum documents include essential understandings, along with goals and objectives.

Curriculum is created and aligned to national/state standards or frameworks, and is anchored in research & best practice.  The goal is to provide assured opportunities for students to grow in content as well as the capacities of communication and critical, creative, and global thinking skills.  Curriculum should reflect knowledge and understanding of students' developmental needs and differentiation. This means that curriculum maps, scope and sequence, and other aspects of curriculum are dynamic and responsive.  Teacher feedback and reflection, along with student data and research drive curriculum updates. 

Contacts:

Felicia Bellows, Mathematics Department Chair, 6-12
Susie DaSilva, Ed.D, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
Cory Gillette, Program Director for Elementary Literacy and Social Studies, K-5
Francis Janosco, English Department Chair, 6-12
Linda Johnson, Program Director for Elementary Math and Science, K-5
Keith Keeler, Social Studies Department Chair, 6-12
Marc Marin, Director of Instructional Technology, K-12
Christina Mauricio, World Language Department Chair, 6-12


K-5 Curriculum Documents

Middle School Curriculum Documents

High School Curriculum Documents

English

English 9 (200)
English 9 (300)

English 9 - Accelerated (300)
English 10 (200)
English 10 (300)
English 10 (400)
American Literature 200
American Literature 300
American Literature 400
American Studies (interdisciplinary with History; 300)

Senior offerings: All seniors must take one semester of World Literature Seminar (200,300), and then choose one of the following for the remainder of the year:
World Literature Seminar 200
World Literature Seminar 300
British Literature
Literature and Philosophy
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Fiction
Shakespeare
AP Literature and Composition
AP English Language & Composition
 

 Mathematics

Algebra 1 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Algebra 2 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Algebra 2 400 Curriculum At A Glance
Geometry 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Accelerated Geometry 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Precalculus 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Precalculus 400 Curriculum At A Glance
Calculus 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Calculus AB Curriculum At A Glance
Multivariable Calculus 400 Curriculum At A Glance
BC Calculus - AP Curriculum At A Glance
AP Statistics Curriculum At A Glance
College Math Topics Curriculum At A Glance
Probability and Statistics Curriculum At A Glance
Applied Math Curriculum At A Glance

Science

AP Biology Curriculum At A Glance
AP Chemistry Curriculum At A Glance
AP Environmental Science Curriculum At A Glance
AP Physics C- E&M Curriculum At A Glance
AP Physics C- Mechanics Curriculum At A Glance
Authentic Science Research Curriculum At A Glance
Biology Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Biology Curriculum At A Glance
Botany Curriculum At A Glance
Chemistry Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Chemistry Curriculum At A Glance
Earth Science Curriculum At A Glance
Forensic Investigation Curriculum At A Glance
Marine Science Curriculum At A Glance
Modern Physics Curriculum At A Glance
Neuroscience & Biopsychology Curriculum At A Glance
Physics Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Physics Curriculum At A Glance 


Social Studies

World Studies Curriculum At A Glance
American History Curriculum At A Glance
American History Tutorial Curriculum At A Glance
AP European History Curriculum At A Glance
US Law and Government Curriculum At A Glance
Western Civilization: The Classic World to World War II Curriculum At A Glance
AP US History Curriculum At A Glance
American History/Studies Curriculum At A Glance
America Since 1945 Curriculum At A Glance
AP Human Geography Curriculum At A Glance
AP US Government & Politics Curriculum At A Glance
 

World Languages 

French 1 Curriculum At A Glance
French 2 Curriculum At A Glance
French 2 Accelerated Curriculum At A Glance
French 3 Curriculum At A Glance
French 3 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
French 4 Curriculum At A Glance
French 4 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
French 5 Curriculum At A Glance 
Latin 1 Curriculum At A Glance
Latin 2 Curriculum At A Glance
Latin 3 Curriculum At A Glance 
Mandarin 1 Curriculum At A Glance
Mandarin 2 Curriculum At A Glance
Mandarin 3 Curriculum At A Glance
Mandarin 3 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Mandarin 4 Curriculum At A Glance
Mandarin 4 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 1 Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 1B/2A Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 2B/3A Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 3B/4A Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 2 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 2 Accelerated Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 3 300 Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 3 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 4 Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 4 Honors Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 4 400 Curriculum At A Glance
Spanish 5 Curriculum At A Glance  

Art

K-12 Art Curriculum Guide  
Art Foundations Curriculum At A Glance
Ceramics 1 Curriculum At A Glance 
Ceramics 2 Curriculum At A Glance
Ceramics 3 Curriculum At A Glance
Drawing/Painting 1 Curriculum At A Glance
Graphic Design 1 Curriculum At A Glance
Graphic Design 2 Curriculum At A Glance 

Technology/Video/Business/Engineering/Computers

Advanced Computer Science Curriculum At A Glance
AP Computer Science Curriculum At A Glance
Business and Entrepreneurship Curriculum At A Glance
Computer Animation Curriculum At A Glance
Computer Science Curriculum At A Glance
Fundamentals of Engineering Curriculum At A Glance
Investing and Personal Finance Curriculum At A Glance
Marketing Curriculum At A Glance
Pre-Law Curriculum At A Glance
Principles of Engineering Curriculum At A Glance
Woodworking Curriculum At A Glance
Woodworking2 Curriculum At A Glance 

Video Production I
Video Production II
Critical Approaches to Film & Media

Health & Physical Education

9-12 Physical Education Curriculum At A Glance

 

Music

Grade 6-12 Choral Music - Prezi Version
Grade 3-12 Instrumental Music
Grade 9-12 Music Technology 

Math Resources

Literacy Resources

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