In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …
Further Study - Links to Other Essential Question Pages
English — Language Arts
SpringBoard® from The College Board presents curriculum maps with Essential Questions for English/Language Arts for Middle and High School Levels (Grades 6-12). The sets of EQs include reading and writing processes as well as some literary themes.
AERO Standards for International Schools include a set of Understandings and Essential Questions - Reading (pp. 20, 21, 60), Writing (pp. 71-72), Listening and Speaking (pp. 80-81), and Language Foundations (pp. 85-86).
Grand Island, NE has developed K-12 Curriculum maps based on overarching Understandings and Essential Questions, then course level curriculum maps for various subject areas. From the HOME PAGE, click on "Learning", then "Curricular Areas" then, "Course/grade level maps", "enduring understandings", "essential questions" and "philosophy and beliefs."
Montgomery County, MD - Using UbD to frame district curriculum. Click on Subject Areas and Grade Levels to access "curriculum blueprints" (aka curriculum maps) in Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Most blueprints contain Understandings and Essential Questions.