(00:15-01:21) Exemplary Lesson Introduction
(01:22-02:50) Common Core State Standards and Major Understandings
(02:51-04:04) Essential Questions
(04:05-04:50) Unit Objectives
Differentiated Instruction - Sites for Understanding Essential Questions
This is a concise handout for teachers on essential questions. In addition, links are provided for instructors to review essential learning questions that have been developed by other schools. This is a useful planning tool for UbD.
Developing the questions for project-based learning
This blog post by Melinda Kolk explains how to develop essential questions for Project Based Learning. Kolk provides simple steps for educators to follow as they design their projects and questions. In addition, she offers a link to see samples other districts have developed.