4-13. EXPLANATION OF LESSON PLAN FORMAT
The explanation that follows is an example of a typical lesson plan format.
a. Heading. This section is vital for the preparation of all the resources and
requirements needed to present the lesson. If these have been provided in another
manner, the heading page can be modified to suit the instructor. Remember that it may
become necessary for another instructor to use your lesson plan, so do not leave out
(1) The HEADING will make it immediately apparent that the lesson plan
originated in your section, unit, or division.
(2) The INSTRUCTIONAL UNIT will make it easier for you to locate the
specific lesson you want and to allot the required time.
(3) When you teach classes at several places, the CLASSES PRESENTED
TO line will make it easier to locate the specific one you want.
(4) REFERENCES should list name, author, and date for civilian sources
plus name and number for military ones.
(5) If the students have a STUDY ASSIGNMENT before class, they must
have access to the required material. If the assignment is after class, distribute it at the
close of class.
(6) STUDENT UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT will indicate if the students
should be told to come in their whites, fatigues, or another uniform. If they need to have
some of their standard equipment, they should also be told ahead of time.
(7) TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND MATERIALS show the annex letter of all
paper handouts as well as those tools and the equipment which must be available. If
the list of supplies and equipment is very long, list them in a separate annex and refer to
it from this section.
(8) PERSONNEL will indicate the number of assistant instructors required
as well as the main instructor (for example. One instructor (91B/91C) and three
(9) If slides and charts are needed, these should be listed as TRAINING
AIDS along with the equipment needed to use the aids. A detailed list will be in the
Annex, so that these training aids can be reassembled if mislaid or out of proper order.
(10) TROOP REQUIREMENTS are rarely used in the medical field, but may
be necessary for a mass casualty type lesson.