GUIDING QUESTIONS


Taken from: Traver, R. (March, 1998). What is a good guiding question? Educational Leadership, p. 70-73.

DEFINITION: "A guiding question is the fundamental query that directs the search for understanding. Everything in the curriculum is studied for the purpose of answering it." Guiding questions help provide focus and coherence for units of study.

CHARACTERISTICS:

ADVICE FOR DEVELOPING GOOD GUIDING QUESTIONS:

SAMPLE GUIDING QUESTIONS FOR PARTICULAR CONTENT AREAS:

SAMPLE INTEGRATION ACROSS CURRICULAR AREAS:

Question: Who will survive? Each content area provides avenues for students to develop answers to this question.