Chris Weaver, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development
In any given subject, there is an infinite amount of content that can be learned. What’s nice about essential questions is that it gives students a handle to hold onto. For example, if we are studying the Civil Rights Movement, and our essential question is, ‘How do people face challenges?’ then we can learn about and look at the movement through that particular lens. They can better empathize with the subject matter and delve as much into the depth of the content as the breadth.