Thoughts on Education

May 25, 2015

My reply to Willingham, Part 2

# | Essential Question |
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1 | Geography: How do we avoid stereotyping the people of a region? |

2 | How can honest researchers synthesize information from their sources? |

3 | What is the author saying? How do I know? How do I read between the lines? |

4 | How do biographers differ from other non-fiction writers? |

5 | How does poetry help us identify the character traits, common passions (such as patriotism), experiences, and perspective of the key people behind historical events? |

6 | I have calculators and computers, what will I need to know math for when I start a career? |

7 | How do I know when to count, when to estimate, when to round? |

8 | How can a number keep me healthy? |

9 | 3. How can I present this data? Which way is best? |

10 | How will the knowledge of multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals help me to understand the events of the space race? |

11 | What does this data tell me? How do I know? |

12 | When would I prefer one algebraic representation of a line over another? Is there always only one best option? |

13 | How can I use my understanding of lines to solve systems of equations? What more do I need to know? |

14 | How do I compare equalities and inequalities? Can I apply what I know about one to help me work with the other? |

15 | Does the law apply here? Which one(s)? |

16 | What is a reasonable answer? Does my solution work out in a real-world context? |

17 | What determines a reasonable estimation for a given situation? How close is "close enough?" |

18 | What two dimensional and three dimensional shapes can I see? What of it? |

19 | About how much is this? How do I know? |

20 | Will an operation of math solve this problem? Which one? How do I know? |

21 | What is the best model for a relationship? Is it quadratic in nature, cubic, or something else? |

22 | What does it mean to be alive? |

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 | OAEQ2: How can I use social science concepts to understand and explain this event? |