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Pacing Calendars and Curriculum Maps

In an effort to establish open communication about student expectations between parents and teacher, Turlock Unified School District K-6 pacing calendars and 7-12 curriculum maps are available on our website for easy access. These pacing calendars and curriculum maps are guidelines about what teachers are expected to teach and what students are expected to learn.  Additionally, they delineate a reasonable amount of time for in-depth teaching and assessment.  With common pacing calendars and curriculum maps throughout the District, students who transfer from school to school or teacher to teacher are able to maintain consistency in learning subject matter.  

Everything students do during instructional time provides teachers with an opportunity for monitoring their progress.  Informal classroom observations and instructional materials-embedded assessments are some of the many tools available to teachers with which to measure student progress toward mastery.  

It’s incumbent for teachers to be instructional leaders in their classrooms.  We fully support each in making important instructional decisions daily about WHAT to teach (wise curriculum & instructional material choices based on student needs), HOW to teach it (effective instructional strategies to deliver the most powerful first dose instruction) and WHY (analyzing assessment data to make sound instructional decisions).  Our goal is to help each student reach their individual potential and highest achievements!


K-6 English Language Arts ~ Pacing Calendar Guides


 K-6 Math ~ Pacing Calendar Guides



English Language Arts (ELA) ~ Curriculum Maps 


Math ~ Curriculum Maps


 History ~ Curriculum Maps

7th Grade World History CM Q1 7th Grade World History CM Q2 7th Grade World History CM Q3 7th Grade World History CM Q4
8th Grade US History CM Q1 - Q4      
10th Grade World History CM Q1 10th Grade World History CM Q2 10th Grade World History CM Q3 10th Grade World History CM Q4
11th Grade US History CM Q1 11th Grade US History CM Q2 11th Grade US History CM Q3 11th Grade US History CM Q4

Science ~ Curriculum Maps

7th Grade Life Science CM Q1 - Q4      
8th Grade Physical Science CM Q1 - Q4      
Biology CM Q1 Biology CM Q2 Biology CM Q3 Biology CM Q4
Chemistry CM Q1 Chemistry CM Q2 Chemistry CM Q3 Chemistry CM Q4
Geoscience CM Q1 - Q4      
Physics CM Q1  Physics CM Q2 Physics CM Q3 Physics CM Q4