The Big Ideas in BC’s curriculum provide a foundation for anchoring learning experiences around a visionary statement of student understanding. These statements can be used in the planning process and support planning with the end in mind (Backwards design).
Download a copy of Big Ideas K-9 Colour Coded across all subject areas K-9. This ‘at a glance’ look helps you see the linkages across curriculum and between grade levels. It can be helpful especially when planning for scaffolding or differentiated learning and always when planning for multi-grade classes.
This KDU template makes an excellent initial part of the planning process – helping to identify curriculum and visualize the connections between Understanding (Big ideas and essential questions), Doing (Curricular Competencies) and Knowing (Content).