Base Curriculum Overview

If you have any questions about the updates made to the Base, you can find the scope of the updates in this  2020 - 2021 Base Curriculum Updates resource.

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Standards covered by the Base Curriculum

As we improve the Base Curriculum, we are aligning it to:

  • Common Core State Standards (Math and English)
  • Next Generation Science Standards (Science)
  • California History Standards
  • AP Standards (AP Courses in the Base Curriculum)

The curriculum in the Base Curriculum is already associated with standards. This spreadsheet makes it easier to map all Projects, Math Units, and Focus Areas to standards.  Please make a copy of the spreadsheet and use the filters to map curriculum objects to standards and also standards to curriculum objects.  


Materials list for 2021-2022 Base Curriculum 

The materials list for the 2021-2022 Base Curriculum will be ready by end of January 2021. Please check back then!


Materials list for 2020-2021 Base Curriculum 

Many projects and units in the 2020-2021 Base Curriculum require materials that you will need to budget for and order.  

The lists of materials are guides. Do not order materials without finalizing your curriculum. Some lists include more than the required number of supplies so please plan carefully.

The spreadsheets linked below provide a comprehensive list of lab supplies, required texts, alternative texts, as well as suggestions for where you may find these materials. 


Materials list for 2019-2020 Base Curriculum

Many projects and units in the 2019-2020 Base Curriculum require materials that you will need to budget for and order.  
Note: The lists of materials are GUIDES. Do not order materials without finalizing your curriculum. Some lists include more than the required number of supplies so please plan carefully.

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