Anatomy of a "Content Guide"
I stole this idea from an amazing group of IB Physics teachers that are a part of the Knowles Teacher Initiative so I had a really great structure to build off of. I knew that I wanted my content guides to have consistency throughout the year so I started out by outlining a list of rules to keep me following the same set of guidelines.
The purpose of the shelving guide is to provide structures where students can summarize their knowledge (like books on a bookshelf). The look of these guides varies depending on the content but there are some recurring structures in most of the packets:
Here is an example of what this all looks like in practice. I have a binder of all the KEYs in my classroom that they can check during work time but aside from that, they are just given the blank Content Guide as a packet at the beginning of the unit.
Like I mentioned earlier, this is still a work in progress. I am hoping to have all 13 units of my IB Physics curriculum represented by the end of the school year and I will update this folder with the new guides as I go. Feel free to download and use or modify for your context. Some of it is pretty IB specific or very closely connected to examples that I have in my notes but most of the content objectives, shelving layouts, and diagrams would apply to any physics course.
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