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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 Geography: How do landforms, climate, and the location of natural resources affect the way people live and work?
2 Shouldn't everyone just speak English? What would be gained and what would be lost if everyone did?
3 How can my thinking be influenced by the choices the writer makes, and how can I influence others' thinking through my writing?
4 What do literature circles look, sound, and feel like?
5 When I write, how will I make my "voice" heard?
6 To what extent does power or the lack of power affect individuals?
7 How can we better understand what we read through research?
8 How do I find my voice?
9 How do people in the media, my community, school, and family use language daily to try to shape my thinking and behavior?
10 Where's the Math?
11 How are two-and three-dimensional representations of objects related?
12 What are some ways retailers disguise the true price of a product?
13 How does a number help me to run a efficient home?
14 Is this a new thing, or a familiar thing in disguise?
15 When we simplify expressions, when are we using rules based on unchangeable realities? When are we applying agreed-upon conventions?
16 Do data lie?
17 To what extent are one- , two- , and three-dimensional measures related?
18 Which strategy works for me here in this situation?
19 What does this expression/equation tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence?
20 What is the underlying mathematical relationship for a real-world situation? Is it exponential? Logarithmic? How can I tell?
21 If I remove/add/move this, what will happen? If I focus my attention on certain features and ignore others, what will happen? What remains invariant when something else is changed?
22 NJ Health & PE 2.2.C. In order to achieve lifetime wellness, what should I plan for and what should I just let happen?
23 What is biodiversity and why is it necessary to preserve it?
24 EQ1: How does personal experience impact our rights and responsibilities to others?
25 EQ2: How do the interests and beliefs of the Founding Fathers impact our government and lives today?