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Thoughts on Education

Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Geography: To what extent do humans live in their own communities? To what extent are we all part of a larger, global community?
2 Civics: Does my vote count? How much?
3 Civics: How do the differing opinions of citizens lead to the development of public policy? How well do those policies reflect the public interest?
4 How many mistakes can I make and still be understood?
5 How (much) does language shape culture? How does culture shape language?
6 Who writes poetry, where do poets get their ideas, and how do they work?
7 What are the strengths and weaknesses of this text?
8 How did the author use transitional words and cues? How can I?
9 Who are the modern American pioneers?
10 Why is the idea of "journey" so prevalent in American literature?
11 How do good writers express their thoughts and feelings clearly?
12 How can writing a biography about my personal hero lead me to more powerful writing?
13 How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker?
14 Where does a poem begin?
15 Why is it important to tell and seek stories about small-yet-big moments in our lives?
16 What do I know? What do I need to know? How can I find it?
17 Which is better the customary or metric system of measurement?
18 How can I relate geometric definitions and useful algebraic representations of conic sections? Why or when should I?
19 Which strategy is best for this problem? How do I know?
20 Math models the real world, or does it?
21 How can accurate measurement help us to solve problems?
22 What is the value of this digit, in this number? How does that determine how I use the number?
23 How does understanding the multiplication and division of decimals help me to understand my growing body?
24 6.2.5 What is the relationship between the structure and function of arteries, capillaries and veins? (How does the human body transport materials?)
25 6.5.10, 6.5.11 How does the body maintain homeostasis with respect to body temperature and blood glucose level?