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Key Criteria for Essential Questions

  • cause genuine and relevant inquiry into the big ideas of the core content?
  • spark meaningful connections with prior learning and personal experiences?
  • provoke deep thought, lively discussion, and student-generated questions?
  • require students to consider alternatives, weigh evidence, support their ideas, and justify their answers?
  • stimulate vital on-going rethinking of big ideas, assumptions, prior lessons?
  • naturally recur, creating opportunities for transfer to other situations?

Sample Sets

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Additional Resources on Essential Questions