This sunflower curriculum alignment map is a process for collecting and recording curriculum-related data for each subject area and grade level that identifies core skills and content taught, methods used, and assessments used. The completed curriculum map then serves as a tool for teachers to keep track of what has been prepared and plan what will be taught in the future. A curriculum map's purpose is to document the relationship between each curriculum component. Remember that curriculum maps are records of implemented instruction – what was taught during the current school year. Projection maps, also known as pacing guides, project what will be covered in the future.