The Curriculum Framework specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. In Pennsylvania, Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content. Curriculum Framework Definitions: Big Ideas: Declarative statements that describe concepts that transcend grade levels. Big Ideas are essential to provide focus on specific content for all students. Concepts: Describe what students should know (key knowledge) as a result of this instruction specific to grade level.
ElectraGuide is a tool that wants to help high school students: find a topic (see example topic questions ?) create a good thesis statement (see an example ?) and generate an outline (see an example ?)