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LDC curricula

Our standards-driven, backward design curricula engages teachers and students in an authentic disciplinary literacy experience. With our LDC assignments (called modules) and shorter LDC lessons (called Mini-Tasks), you can:

Build a full course curriculum

Strengthen an existing curriculum investment

Embed formative assessment into units

Using the LDC CoreTools Library, you can find and teach hundreds of nationally vetted, teacher-created assignments. You can also tweak, adapt, or design standards-driven assignments in the online design space. Our double-blind review process, developed in partnership with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) at Stanford University, ensures that our vetted assignments meet national demands for rigor, disciplinary content, and intellectual engagement.

Explore our collections

STEM Curricula

LDC and Battelle Education teamed up to create a free collection of STEM modules for middle and high school students.

Social Studies

Social studies Mini-Tasks adapted from strategies and lessons created by LDC partner Facing History and Ourselves


A collection of the best middle and high school literacy-rich, standards-aligned ELA content for your classroom


A collection of the best middle and high school literacy-rich, standards-aligned content for your CTE classroom and beyond

NBCT Authors

This collection features modules for a range of disciplines and grade levels, all authored by National Board Certified Teachers.

K–6 Curriculum Collection

Teacher-created, SCALE-vetted, and classroom-tested instructional resources shared by teachers

7–12 Curriculum Collection

Teacher-created, classroom-tested instructional resources created in Rankin County, MS 

National Writing Project

A wide variety of Mini-Tasks adapted from lessons created by National Writing Project teachers

Hamilton History Tasks

These tasks take the hit musical Hamilton as their inspiration for engaging students in the study of significant U.S. History topics.

K–6 Civics Collection

These 19 modules were designed with the National Literacy Project to engage K–6 students with reading, writing, and thinking about important civics content and issues. Use them individually or in sequence.

Student Achievement Partners

This collection includes LDC Modules and Mini-Tasks that have emerged from work managed by Student Achievement Partners (SAP)

Mini-Tasks with Embedded UDL Supports

UDL supports have been layered into LDC Mini-Tasks in this collection to enhance instructional design to ensure that a wide range of students receive the support they need to complete these Mini-Tasks.

Benchmark Assessment Mini-Tasks

This collection focuses on Standards R1 (explicit and inferential reading), R2 (theme and main idea), and R4 (vocabulary).

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