CAST UDL Lesson BUILDER this resource found on the CAST website takes you step by step how to build a UDL lesson.

UDL Lesson Plan Template

Below are links to Subject specific pages that contain some Universally Designed Lesson plans

Science H.S. English H.S. Math H.S. Social Studies H.S. Related Arts H.S.

Sample Lesson on Rocks for elementary students

Science Lesson link

Extreme Environments lesson

Elementary level-Life Cycle of Plants

Sample Ladybug Lesson

Sample before and after gathered from

Before UDL

After UDL


Teacher uses general knowledge about the class to predict existing levels of understanding about simple machines.

Students are shown a multimedia presentation about simple machines and asked to explain how each machine makes work easier.

Background Information

Students read from a text or view media that shows the six simple machines. They discuss key points from the reading.

Students are guided to multiple options and media forms for learning about simple machines. The specific form each student uses has been chosen based on ability and learning strengths. Not all students explore the same materials.


All students are given a set of guidelines for an individual project that shows how one simple machine makes work easier.

Students work in groups to develop a digital presentation that teaches others about how their machine makes work easier. Groups are carefully chosen with student needs in mind. All students have assigned roles and tasks to complete.


Students do an oral presentation of their project to the class.

Groups show the digital presentations to the class and engage them in an activity to solidify the key points about how the machine makes work easier.


Students take a multiple-choice test on simple machines.

Students are assessed on their presentations using a rubric. They are also given a written assessment or activity so they can explain how all simple machines make work easier.


Students are given a grade on their project and test.

Students are given oral and/or written feedback on their completion of the task. If necessary, some students may have another learning activity to readdress concepts. Grades are based on many criteria: knowledge, skills, group work, effectiveness, and so on.