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Big Ideas by Mind Map: Big Ideas
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Big Ideas

What is a big idea?

Broad and Abstract to students, more clear to teachers or experts.

Universal in application

Connects facts and skills to serve as the foundation of understanding.

Big ideas can be presented in a variety of forms.

Reaching the big idea

Prioritizing content

material to be familiar with

important to know

big ideas and core tasks

Breaking down the standards

some standards are too large/broad to make into coherent big ideas

some standards are too small to make into significant big ideas

find the big ideas present in the standards to apply to the specific topics mentioned.

Challenges and Implications

Developing core tasks can be difficult since students often have new skills and knowledge fresh in their minds.

Breaking down standards to big ideas can be difficult initially, but ultimately leads to better transfer