IB Physics Content Guides
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.
- Essential Questions
- Cross-cutting concepts
- Recurring ideas that apply to many different standards
- Student friendly language of the IB Guide that is unpacked to highlight details
- Actionable language ("I can" statements)
- Mapped to daily notes so that students can assess their understanding after each lesson and know where to find the information if there is something they need to review.
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: