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4. Kids Academy Curricula section overview

The Curricula section is a place where you handle all the learning plans for your classes. You get access to dozens of ready-made curricula in different subjects from Pre-K to 3-d grade. All the curricula have been created by certified US teachers with years of classroom experience and are fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Generally, a Curriculum consists of:

UNIT → CHAPTER → LESSON → ACTIVITY

You can add as many units as you wish. The same concerns chapters and lessons.
However, you can add up to 5 activities to each lesson (as per Common Core recommendations).
All curricula are fully editable - you can rearrange and change them on every level.

4.1 How to create a new curriculum in Kids Academy LMS

You can create your own curriculum from scratch using the library of over 2,000 expertly designed learning activities.

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Click +Add a New Curriculum.

2. In Basic Settings, enter the name, grade, subject and description of the curriculum (all this info is for your reference only and will not be visible to students in the app).

3. Go to the Manage curriculum tab.

The learning plan is fully editable i.e. you can add, edit or delete units, chapters, lessons, activities, and assessment or rearrange them anyway you need.

In the screenshot below, you see the main controls of the curriculum that allow you to customize your learning plan:

-add unit,

-open context menu of the unit,

-drag unit to change places,

-add assessment,

4.2 Add a unit, chapter, lesson to the curriculum in Kids Academy LMS

How to add a unit?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab.

3. To add the unit click theicon.

4. Enter the name and the description of the unit and click Save.

How to add a chapter?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab.

3. To add the chapter click theicon.

4. Enter the name and the description of the chapter and click Save.

How to add a lesson?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab.

3. To add the lesson click theicon.

4. Enter the name and the description of the chapter and click Save.

As well, you can manage the unit, the chapter or the lesson separately – just click theicon. Here you can copy the title, edit or delete the unit.

4.3 How to add activities to the lesson in Kids Academy LMS

In the Curricula section, you can add activities to each lesson of the curriculum.

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab.

3. Go to Unit->Chapter->Lesson to add an activity to the chosen lesson.

4. In the upper right corner (opposite the Activities heading) click theicon.

5. After that, you see a brief overview of the assigned activities on the left with a short description and a screenshot to get a general idea of the game, video or worksheet. Click View button to see full description of the activity. You can also search for suitable tasks by grade and subject.

You can find more information about the activities here.

6. Choose an activity and click Assign. The activity will be assigned to the chosen lesson. Click Save.

When you click theicon in the upper left corner next to the Activities heading, you will come back to the curriculum and see the activities added to the lesson in the Activities column in the Manage Curriculum tab.

Note: You can also add activities to lessons in the Classes section in the Manage curriculum tab.

4.4 How to edit a curriculum in Kids Academy LMS

In the Classes section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/class/ follow the same steps you did while creating a curriculum:

1. Fill out fields in Basic Settings.

2. Choose a curriculum and go to Manage Curriculum tab.

3. Clickto add units in Manage Curriculum tab. Create your own learning plan starting with big units ending with small activities.

4. Clickto add the chapter to the unit.

5. Clickto add the lesson to the chapter.

6. Clickto add the activity to the lesson. Again, you can add up to 5 activities to one lesson.

Note: You can also edit the curriculum in the Classes section in the Manage curriculum tab.

4.5 Add, edit, delete an assessment in the Curricula section Kids Academy LMS

Assessment is a series of worksheets used to check how well students understood a topic or mastered a skill. You can add assessments while managing the curriculum to monitor students’ progress. You can add the assessment at any level of the curriculum: after any unit, chapter, lesson or even individual activity. There is also a final assessment for the whole curriculum.

How to add an assessment?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab and choose the unit you want to be assessed.

3. Click theicon and choose Add assessment. Use the filter by grades and subjects or the search bar to make it easier to find the necessary task for the assessment.

4. Click Assign to appoint the activity for the assessment. Click Save.

How to edit the assessment?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab and choose the unit, for which you want to change the assessment.

3. Click theicon and choose Edit assessment.

4. Add or delete the activity for the assessment. Click Save.

You can add as many activities for the assessment as you wish while adding or editing assessment. On this step, you can also save activities in your Favorites to use it later or for some special curriculum (See ‘How to add activities to Favorites’ for details).

How to delete the assessment?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Go to the Manage Curriculum tab.

3. Click theicon on the corresponding unit and choose Delete Assessment.

Note: Once you have deleted the assessment, you cannot restore it. Removing an assessment will change the number of the assessments in the Dashboard section and the average score for the assessments in the Reports section.

You can also manage assessments in the Classes section in the Manage curriculum tab.

How to add a final assessment?

In the Curricula section https://www.kidsacademy.mobi/p/curriculum/ follow these steps:

1. Choose a curriculum from the list.

2. Click Add Final Assessment.

3. Choose the worksheets for the assessment and click Assign. You can choose several activities for the assessments.

4. Click Save.