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Essential Questions Resources

  • 1.  Essential Questions Resources

    ISTE Staff
    Posted 12-08-2014 01:01
    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: ISTE Commons and Project ReimaginED .
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    Essential Questions Resources

    What essential question or learning are you addressing? What would students care or want to know about the topic? What are some questions to get students thinking about the topic or generate interest about the topic? What questions can you ask students to help them focus on important aspects of the topic? What background or prior knowledge will you expect students to bring to this topic and build on?

    What are essential questions?
    Jamie McKenzie's Questioning.org Web site and newsletter

    What are demanding questions?
    Jamie McKenzie's Questioning.org Web site and newsletter

    What are sample essential questions from the curriculum areas?
    Asking the Essential Questions

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    Carolyn Sykora
    ISTE Standards Program Director
    ISTE Staff
    Eugene OR
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  • 2.  RE: Essential Questions Resources

    Posted 12-08-2014 09:54

    I just finished a unit with a social studies teacher who asked a question that I think would fall in these categories.  He asked students what motivated the people the students researched to take part in the war.  This really stumped many students because, of course, it couldn't be found in a book or on a website.  He also asked them to choose what their revolutionary people should best be remembered for and to support their opinion.
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    Kathy Wickline
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  • 3.  RE: Essential Questions Resources

    Posted 12-08-2014 10:12
    Kathy,
    That is an amazing question--depending on the grade band could be scaffolded to many different levels--dissent, opposition to war, conscience objectors, protests--the remembered by is also quite a challenge...that could be connected to Story Corps excerpts and students creating podcasts that relate a significant event or person.

    I would also suggest you take a look at docsteach.org   it provides a number of tools that students can use to construct their solutions or answers. So related to your question they could look at any primary source documents related to their historical figure..then use one of the tools such as weighing evidence to construct their response.

    docsteach.org    my current favorite site (at least this month!)
    Paula


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    Paula Don
    Director, Ed Tech
    School District of Philadelphia
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