This course map template is a syllabus essential for teachers seeking to make their syllabus more digestible and engaging to students. Be sure to also check out his ebook, How to Revive the Syllabus and Keep Students Curious.
Try adding a map to your syllabus to show how learning objectives connect.
When creating your course map:
- Think about your learning objectives as a hierarchy.
- Start with the most broad learning objectives before branching out to related concepts you’ll cover.
- On the lowest branches, add any corresponding assignments and activities.
- Make a copy of this free template to create your own graphic display of learning objectives.
To take it a step further, have students create the map themselves in class. When students create their own maps, they’re more likely to conceptualize the flow of the course. They can then reference their maps throughout the semester.