Curriculum planning is the process of logically sequencing subject matter so students can achieve the goals, standards and benchmarks they need to learn at each grade level.
A school curriculum is a general statement about the scope and sequence of learning at various grade levels. Gradelevel curriculum is a more detailed description of what will be taught, when it will be taught and how it will be assessed. Lesson plans schedule the daily teaching, assessment, reteaching and reinforcement of concepts in the classroom. Together, these tools provide a "map" showing how children will learn the core curriculum.
