Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions

Enduring Understandings:

  • Summarize important ideas and core processes central to a discipline
  • Synthesize what students comprehend in a particular content area
  • Impart life-long values that extend beyond classroom experience

Enduring Understandings for Science and Mathematics:

  • Analyze information to problem-solve and make informed decisions that are critical to the local, national, and global community.

Essential questions:

  • Encourage students to think critically
  • Spark imagination with the understanding that the solution must be created
  • Connect, relate, and communicate effectively the concepts within a field of study

Directions: Students select three essential questions and compose a typed 5-to-7-sentence paragraph to answer each of the three essential questions. Choose and answer three essential questions from the list below.

  • Why is the study of science important?
  • Why is the study of mathematics important?
  • How can you carry on the legacy of H.U. while being a student at (MS)²?
  • How might the lives of African Americans be different today if Howard University had not been opened?
  • Why is education important to the achievement of African Americans?
  • How can being a student at (MS)² better prepare you to help others in your community?

Click here to download the Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Outline Template.

 

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