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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

August 30, 2014
UbD and Inquiry – a Response to 2 Questions

Over the past few weeks I have received a few interesting queries on Twitter, and Labor Day weekend seems like …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Persuasion: How can I find the right words, images, and details to make my appeal more powerful?
2 Personal Narrative: How can I develop a clear and consistent voice in my writing?
3 Journalism: Which events should be publicized through news stories? Which should remain private? How can I make that decision?
4 Journalism: When, if ever, should I censor myself?
5 Writing/Drafting: How can I structure my writing in a way that helps my audience connect the pieces of what I have to say?
6 Writing/Drafting: How can I structure and support my thinking in a way that makes my arguments strong?
7 How can I use my existing communication skills to learn a new language? What new communication skills must I develop?
8 What is Poetry, why do we have it, where is it found, and why do we share it?
9 How can I use my own experience and my outside knowledge to better understand and appreciate this text?
10 How can modern civilization and the environment exist harmoniously? Why should they?
11 Why is visual literacy important?
12 What are the connections among these pieces of text?
13 What makes writing worth reading? What makes writing flow?
14 Where do I find my story?
15 Why is it important to paraphrase what I hear as a responsive listener and speaker?
16 How can I use mathematical language here? What words communicate what I want to say?
17 Which tool should I use? Which unit?
18 How do I make a round cake if I only have a square pan?
19 What's the pattern in these numbers? How can I find out and be sure?
20 How can measurement help me describe what I see?
21 What's the pattern/ relationship here? How can a little say a lot? How can this best be represented mathematically?
22 What strategies can I use to solve this problem? Which one is best here?
23 EQ1: How do I engage my readers when writing informational texts?
24 EQ1: How does personal experience impact our rights and responsibilities to others?
25 EQ1: How and why does our definition and view of freedom change over time?