What's Really Essential?
  • Creating Questions to Make Historical Connections
  • Figuring out what really matters
  • Teaching American History Project to create curriculum maps
  • Offer a way to teach around thematic concepts while keeping your chronological curricular map
  • We want curriculum to matter. Making history meaningful
  • Over rely on textbooks to frame curriculum. Essential questions to guide planning.
  • Wiggns & McTighe report which ties questions to specific unit goals
  • Address the bi ideas, think broadly
  • Do not have right or wrong answer
  • Must allow for multiple interpretations
  • Review an understanding of cause and effect
  • Interdisciplinary Problematic
  • difficult to answer
  • EQ's reside at the top pf Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Why Use...a framework to use to construct their own understanding. For investigation as examine and own their own learning.
  • Choose 1 or more, trace, to 3 or more units. to review
  • Why do these in equitiie exist
  • consideer your wordking
  • How are groups treated differently?
  • what is the impact of the belief of equality
  • Use the same EQ's for the year
  • Make sure your questions are as pertinent to modern issues as to the past
  • Carefully select 3-7 EQs to use throught the year
  • Excercise shared with a list and then share in the restruction.
  • Essential questions forum on line
  • How to use EQ' effectively - provide multile perpespectives. Investigate through primary and secondary surces
  • Essential News Stories - use EQ's in every assignment. Canbe done online
  • Formulate 4 questions - to make it work add historical questions. HQ's for eachunti of study.
  • Find the topic relevant to time period/topic
  • EQ+ standard = HQ
  • HQ - articles of confederaton. Find the commonailties. Show connection, underline accordlingly
  • Add benchmark - review documents, forumulate the connectiion and see th specific...
  • Prove it exercise; EQ-HQ. Making sure they can back it up with evidence. Great prep for the organizer. HQ, openended
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