Using Essential Questions in Curriculum


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What is an essential question?

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1. Which is not a characteristic of essential questions?

2. Which is an essential question?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Provoking thought is a goal of educators. Using essential questions is one way to do this. Check your knowledge of essential questions, their use and characteristics with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • Characteristics of essential questions
  • Identification of an essential question
  • When essential questions should be asked

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what an essential question is
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on essential questions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding why educators use essential questions

Additional Learning

Learn more about essential questions be reviewing the lesson titled Using Essential Questions in Curriculum. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the function of essential questions
  • Review an example of an essential question
  • Understand how to use essential questions to drive learning