Stage 1: The first stage is to determine the “Big Picture”; what you want students to learn, conceptually, at the unit’s conclusion. You must:
- Identify the content, unit title, unit subject, and at least one Common Core State Standard (CCSS) that aligns with the unit.
- Create at least two measurable unit objectives that align with the CCSS.
- Describe what you want the students to master including key concepts, “big ideas”, and major understandings (see the textbook, Chapter 4 for guidance).