Big Ideas

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Big Ideas by Mind Map: Big Ideas

1. What is a big idea?

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

1.2. Universal in application

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

1.4. Big ideas can be presented in a variety of forms.

2. Reaching the big idea

2.1. Prioritizing content

2.1.1. material to be familiar with

2.1.2. important to know

2.1.3. big ideas and core tasks

2.2. Breaking down the standards

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

2.2.2. some standards are too small to make into significant big ideas

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

3. Challenges and Implications

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

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