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Model Curriculum Units

Thank you for your interest in the Model Curriculum Units (MCUs) developed by Massachusetts teachers and administrators working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Developed between 2010-11 and 2014-15, the majority of MCUs no longer align to the current curriculum frameworks and will not be updated. A subset of MCUs that have been updated will appear here. For copies of older MCUs, email the Center for Instructional Support.

DESE holds the copyright to MCUs. Educators may use and copy them for non-commercial educational purposes. Some units contain materials subject to additional copyright protections. This additional copyright information will be found at the beginning of each unit. By accessing this content, you acknowledge and agree: you understand the units are copyright protected; you will honor all copyright protections associated with these materials; and you will not knowingly violate those protections. For example, you will not claim these copyrighted materials as your own or sell them.

English Language Arts/Literacy & Humanities

Career and Vocational Technical Education

Science and Technology/Engineering


Last Updated: September 24, 2019

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