Curriculum & Instruction

District 39 Curriculum

Understanding District 39 Curricula and New Illinois Learning Standards

Developing the District 39 Curricula

District 39 Curricula is our roadmap for student learning. Our curriculum includes concepts, skills, contexts, applications, and assessments and is designed around learning standards. The Illinois State Board of Education designates the learning standards for all schools in the state. Districts then develop their curricula using these standards as guidance as they consider other best current practice research in the content area under consideration. Our goal is to create the most appropriate curricula to meet the needs of students in District 39.


District 39 Curriculum Maps


District 39 Curricula

In District 39, curricular areas are typically reviewed on a six-year cycle. Recent curriculum reviews have included Science (K-8), Fine Arts (K-8), Performing Arts (K-8), Mandarin (5-6, with 7-8 in progress), Physical Education and Health, Mathematics and Social Studies.

Curriculum maps are the written documents for each subject at each grade level in Wilmette Public Schools. Timing and sequence of each unit of study is determined by the individual teacher based on the needs of the students in his/her particular class. Classroom teachers may address some goals separately and may integrate others into broader, thematic units of study. Curriculum topics may also be covered in a different sequence than they are listed.

Additionally, the classroom teacher will adapt the curriculum creatively during the year to meet the needs of each child. Opportunities to enhance the social and emotional growth of students will be offered along with the academic and related arts areas.

These downloadable documents are in PDF format, and may be viewed with Preview (on a Mac) or with Adobe Reader (any platform).



First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade





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