Big Idea Guides

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The Big Ideas

What are BIG IDEAs?

  • They are about concepts, big ideas, and big questions.

  • They should be engaging and support sustained & deep knowledge building.

  • They should provoke thinking and more questions

  • They are abstract enough to promote further inquiry, and concrete enough to ground a study in.

  • They are relevant to children’s interests, and support their curiosity of the world beyond school and home.

  • They can be framed as statements or questions.

  • They should be able to be applied to multiple content areas.

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