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Education - Lesson Plans


"Creating a lesson plan is an act of the imagination."

(L. Krawetz, Manager, Field Office, UVic Faculty of Education)

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The templates and samples included in this guide are intended as examples for our teacher candidates. They do not represent a mandatory format endorsed by UVic Education or the Curriculum Library, nor are they representative of the BC Ministry of Education.  They are simply meant to be a starting place.

We encourage our students to consult with their instructors, mentor teachers and practicum supervisors to see if they have a format preference.

Tips for using this guide

This guide is divided into classroom subject areas (see the tabs in the sidebar), with sub-pages featuring grade-specificity.

Use the Lesson and unit planning page if you are interested in multi-grade and multi-subject planning. Several of the featured books can be used across subject disciplines.

The Indigenous education page can also be helpful when planning cross-curricular lessons or units.  Weaving Indigenous content into your plans can enrich your lessons and engage learners in a meaningful way. 

Need assistance?
If you have any questions about lesson or unit planning, come see Carol Nahachewsky at the Help Desk or e-mail


Planning Templates

Student teachers may also find the following models of planning useful: