1st Edition

Concept-Based Instruction
Building Curriculum With Depth and Complexity

ISBN 9781618218872
Published February 15, 2020 by Routledge
148 Pages

USD $34.95

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Book Description

Teachers and curriculum specialists are exposed to many ideas from educational leaders, but it is difficult to know which ones can be transformed into meaningful learning experiences in the classroom. Concept-Based Instruction:

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 Concept-Based Unit Design: Leading Instructional Philosophies Chapter 2 Mapping the Cross-Curricular Year Chapter 3 Creating Rich Learning Experiences, Transfers, and Applications Chapter 4 Deepen and Focus: Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings Chapter 5 Putting It All Together: A Sample Unit References Appendix Planning Templates About the Author

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Dr. Scott has been a presenter and consultant at the local, state, and national levels. He has created teacher workshops on active and engaging social studies, hands-on activities to enhance mathematics instruction, and high-yielding instructional strategies for creating a high-performing differentiated classroom.


Reading Concept-Based Instruction will help teachers realize how to use curriculum mapping to identify thematic trends and then pull that information together for effective cross-curricular planning. Once teachers have a clear understanding of how the individual strands of their curriculum can connect under a theme, using high-value teaching practices will bring rigor, engagement and transferability for deeper understanding.,Mary K. Marsh,MiddleWeb, 9/10/20