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D-Quadrant Backward Planning
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Lesson Title 1st Grade Japan


What is it you Want Students to Know and Be Able to Do? – Content Standards
Geography 2.2 People in different groups and communities interact with each other and the environment


21st Century Skills (ISTE NETS) What will you assess, specifically?
How are people similar to and different from where you live?

Transfer: Students will be able to independently use their knowledge, understandings, and skills acquired to _
People from various cultures are both similar and different and these differences are reflected in clothing, language, culture influencing social interactions.

Essential Question Big, broad open question not subject specific
How are others different from me?

Enduring Understanding: What do you hope students to remember 10 years from now?
Examine places and regions and the connections among them

Unit Questions: Open questions – subject specific
What celebration or tradition would you create?

Content/Guiding Questions: Closed questions – fact finding
Give examples of how schools and neighborhoods and families in different places are alike and different.
Identify cultural and family traditions and their connections to other groups and the environment.
Jobs, family life, games, language, school, food, celebrations

How will you know they know it? Formative & Summative Assessment Strategies of content and skills
Formative Assessments:

Summative Assessments:


Performance Assessment Task – G.R.A.S.P.S.__


Goal: The “hook”Your task is…anengaging introduction that kids can connect with – the “real world” situation




The Role - Who does this kind of work or problem solving in the “real world?”


The Audience – Who will you present your product to (other than the teacher)?


The Situation – More details on the goal






The productWhat would you turn in to your boss?





Standards & Criteria for Success – Rubric criteria – what is expected? Should align with learning goals