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Great web links on Essential Questions
Mar 27, 2010
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General Sites for EQs:

 

Edge is a very cool a site, about cutting edge ideas and thinkers.

The second link takes you to the questions top thinkers were asking in their work a few years ago:

http://www.edge.org/questioncenter.html

http://www.edge.org/q2002/question.02_index.html

 

from Jamie McKenzie, an early proponent of working via questions:

http://questioning.org/mar05/essential.html

 

from From Now On FNO.ORG - A Questioning Toolkit:

http://www.fno.org/nov97/toolkit.html

 

from Horace (Coalition of Essential Schools) - an old article on my work for CES on essential questions:

http://www.essentialschools.org/resources/122

 

Dramatica is software to help novelists and screenplay writers. Here is a cool set of plot-writing questions:

http://www.dramatica.com/theory/essential_questions/twelve.html

 

from Richard Paul and the Critical Thinking Institute:

http://www.criticalthinking.org/files/SAM-Questions2005.pdf

 

Science Qs for Small Children

 http://www.pnwboces.org/Science21/pdf/EssentialQuestions.pdf

 

An Essential Questions Resource Site, developed by a teacher:

 http://www.ecarter.k12.mo.us/dept/elementary/fourthgrade/ccrites/essentialquestions.html

 

Advice to students on asking EQs in their research, from library media specialists:

http://www.whslibrary.com/askingessentialquestions.htm

 

NJ Standards Clarification Project - a rich resource

We helped design teams develop essential questions and understandings for all nine subject areas in NJ:

http://www.nj.gov/education/aps/njscp/

 

Delaware State Standards Clartification Project: we also helped Delaware conduct its own Standards project:

Social studies:

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/aab/social_studies/Social_Studies_standards_clarifications.shtml

Math:

http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/DRC/pcs_MathClarification.pdf

 

 District and School Essential Questions

 

Derry School: 150 math EQs

http://www.derry.k12.nh.us/dvs/staff/cmccallum/curricmap_essential.htm

 

Glastonbury, CT Foreign Language Dept EQs:

https://www.glastonburyus.org/CURRICULUM/FOREIGNLANGUAGE/FOREIGNLANGUAGECURRICULUM/ESSENTIALQUESTIONS/Pages/default.aspx

 

Grand Island, NE: K-12 EQs and EUs for most program areas

http://www.gips.org/learning/Curricular-Areas/social-studies/k-12-Curriculum-Framework

http://www.gips.org/learning/Curricular-Areas/mathematics/K-12-Curriculum-Framework

http://www.gips.org/assets/files/Learning/Curriculuar_Areas/LArts/K-12%20Curr%20Framework_LA%20NE%20STAN.pdf

http://www.gips.org/learning/Curricular-Areas/science/K-12-Curriculum-Framework

http://www.gips.org/assets/files/Learning/Curriculuar_Areas/VocalMusic/K-12%20Curr%20Fram_Gen%20Music.pdf

 

Greece ELA: great site, with rubrics, themes, and EQs for writing grades 6-12:

http://www.greece.k12.ny.us/instruction/ela/6-12/Essential%20Questions/Index.htm

 

Key School, MD: EQs and EUs in Math

http://www.keyschool.org/documents/Concepts%20of%20Elementary%20Mathematics.pdf

 

Montgomery Cty, MD:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/socialstd/curriculum.html

 sample 1st and 8th grade units:

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/socialstd/files/1-1-understandings.pdf

http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/socialstd/files/8-1-understandings.pdf

 

Simsbury CT: Teacher EQ Self-assessment Rubric

http://www.simsbury.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=1352

 

Please email us if 1) you know of great links not cited here and/or 2) if the links fail to work. Email Grant

 

 

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