Use keywords and phrases to search across all curriculum in your Atlas system. The Search engine will also identify units that include words with the same root. For instance, a search for 'graph' will find units with 'graphing' or 'graphs', but not units with 'geography' or 'paragraph'.
To narrow your search, consider that:
- Research paper will return all units that contains the word research AND the word paper.
- "Research paper" will return all units that contains the exact phrase research paper.
- Research or paper will return all units that contains either the word research OR paper.
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Search Curriculum by Keyword
Click the magnifying glass in the Search bar then select Curriculum tab:
1. Enter your keyword or phrase in the Keyword text field.
Check Use Thesaurus to include related terms and synonyms in your results.
2. Search for terms in units, as well as in attachments linked to the Unit Planner.
- Check Curriculum to search Course curriculum.
- Check Lesson Plans to include text within those attachments identified as Lesson Plans in your search.
- Check Links to include the content of attachments - linked to the unit planners - in your search.
3. Filter your results by selecting one or more criteria from the drop-down menus. You may add unlimited filters throughout your search.
- The drop-down menus will be populated based on the criteria selected in previous menus. For instance, when a School has been selected, only those grades and courses associated with that School will be listed in the drop-down menus.
- Select one or more widget categories to view all relevant widget lists in the Unit Template Category drop-down menu.
4. Click Search.
The keyword or phrase and, if the Thesaurus was used, the synonyms will be highlighted in red within the search results.
- View a unit or curriculum map by selecting an underlined unit or Course name.
- Sort the results by using the Sort By drop-down menu at the top of the results table.
- The unit template category(ies) in which the terms are located will be identified by italics.
- The name of the unit is listed at the top, along with the weeks in which it is taught.
- The name of the Course, User, school, grade, and subject are displayed along the bottom for each unit in which the term is found.
Use the Thesaurus
Use the Thesaurus to include related keywords and synonyms in your results. This special search tool allows you to help establish a more consistent vocabulary across your school’s curricula.
1. Enter your keyword in the text field.
2. Check Use Thesaurus. For example, a search for the keyword “essay” may also return units that contain the word(s):
- written material
- piece of writing
- writing exercise
- writing composition
- written composition
- position paper
- written critique
In the search results, all search terms and related keywords from the thesaurus will be highlighted in red.
View and Modify Terms in the Thesaurus
1. Enter a keyword in the text field and click Thesaurus.
2. Type a new synonym in the text field and click Add to include the new keyword into the Atlas Thesaurus.
3. Click Done to close the window, and return to Search > Curriculum.
You may remove a term you have added to the Thesaurus by clicking Delete.
Save and View a Saved Search
- To save a specific search, click the Actions button, and select Save.
- To access a saved search, click the Actions button, and select Open Saved Report.
View Graphical ReportsList
Displays results in a summary format. This is the default view in Atlas.
Displays results in a Pie Chart. View the chart by Subject, Grade, School, or User.
Click a pie piece to view further details from your results or click View to open a printable view in a new browser tab or window.Bar
Displays results in a bar graph. View the chart by Subject, Grade, School, or User.
Click one of the bars to drill into further results or click View to open a printable view in a new browser tab or window.Tabular
Displays results as a demographic summary. View the summary by Subject, Grade, School, or User.
Click one of the bars to drill into further results or click View to open a printable view in a new browser tab or window.