Understanding by Design Model for Curriculum Development or BACKWARD BY DESIGN in a Nutshell!). Backward by Design means just that………… Start with the end in mind!. Here’s the UBD order in planning:.
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Understanding by Design Model for Curriculum Developmentor BACKWARD BY DESIGN in a Nutshell!)
EU’s - Enduring UnderstandingsWhat are the Big IDEAS for your unit of study? What concepts do you want the students to know five years from now regarding the standards and content?
that lead to enduring understandings EQ’s encourage students to THINK.
What varied strategies and structures will the teacher choose to ensure that students understand the concept…. few examples:
“I do, you watch… I do, you do…. You do,
I watch….. You do.”
Unit Organizer for Union County Schools students to the enduring understandings
Examples of EU’s: Theme or Concept – students to the enduring understandingsHealth and NutritionEU’s: A balanced diet is important for physical and mental health.Dietary requirements differ for individuals based on weight, age, activity level, and overall health.
Theme or Concept – Reading for Meaning students to the enduring understandingsEU: Reading involves making sense of the text, not just decoding words.EU: Sometimes authors convey ideas indirectly, and the reader must infer their meaning.
Theme or Concept - Structure students to the enduring understandingsEU: All governments have defined structures and functions which interrelate to provide a governing system for citizens.EU: The structure of an organism may inhibit or enhance its ability to make survival adaptations.
The Backward by Design model helps your students