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QCES CURRICULUM MAPPING MONTHLY UPDATE:

posted Jan 28, 2019, 8:04 AM by Gary Clayton

In January, the teachers from Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis, and St. Peter started working on their science curriculum maps again.  The prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade teachers met in grade levels to add details to their maps.  The maps contain seven components: standards, essential questions, content, skills, assessment, resources, and technology.  Over the next few months, information explaining each component will be shared.

Standards:  

  • Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (prekindergarten)

  • Next Generation Science Standards (kindergarten - 8th grade)

  • curriculum aligned with state and national standards

Essential Questions:  

  • overarching questions that provide a focus for the unit and guide instruction

  • aligned with the big ideas, concepts, or themes

  • “why is this important”

Sample:

Standard

Essential Questions

Plants

K-LS1    From Molecules to Organisms:

              Structures and Processes

Plants

How do plants grow and change?



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