Posts about Curriculum

Learn about our curriculum, take a deep dive into some of its features, and much more.

Posts about our approach to full scope and sequence planning, teaching and assessment.

Remapping Math: A Guide for the 2020–21 School Year

July 16, 2020

One of the challenges of the 2020–21 school year will be making sure there is enough time to both address unfinished learning and keep focusing on grade-level material. 

Our math team offers detailed planning guidance for teachers and leaders in our newest math resource.

Coming Soon: New and Updated Units for Middle School English

July 8, 2020

Curriculum Director Caroline Gambell shares her thoughts on two new units will join our Middle School English curriculum for the coming school year—Expressing Yourself: Women in the Arts and Claiming Our Place: Queer Experiences in the United States.


Why Literature and Science & Social Studies Are Now Living Side by Side

July 8, 2020

Our Literature units and our Science & Social Studies units for Kindergarten through 5th grade are now living cozily side by side. Find out why we made the move in this post.

What Teach for America Taught Us

May 6, 2020

Three members of the Fishtank curriculum team spent their formative teaching years as Teach for America corps members. Here they share the high points, the struggles, and how their time in the classroom informs their approach to creating the Fishtank curriculum.

Fishtank Teacher Spotlight: Allyson Smith

February 6, 2020

Our first Fishtank Teacher Spotlight is with Allyson Smith, 10th grade English teacher and English Department Head at Argosy Collegiate Charter School.