I tried something last year that I wanted to get some input on. I went through and created a version of each of my unit plans to give to each student in a course. And while it didn't include my own notes on a given topic, or page numbers and details I planned to use, it provided them with a broad outline of each topic. Each document would have a summary of the unit, the objectives, a set of mini-assignments, and a calendar of each day of the unit, indicating major topic for the day, and any assignments that are due. While I did this all year, many teachers expressed surprise at this, and very few of them actually do this in my building. So my question is... why? Do students simply not usually bother to use them? Are they not useful for any reason? Is this more of a "college level" thing?