In Mapping the Big Picture Heidi Hayes Jacobs describes a seven step process for creating and working with curriculum maps from data collection to ongoing curriculum review She discusses the importance of asking essential questions and of designing assessments that reflect what teachers know about the students in their care She also offers a viable alternative to the curriculum committees that are part of almost every school district in the United States

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    This text would be well served by a second edition reflecting the entrenchment of state standards throughout the country It also utilises dated references to technology That being said the heart of this book is still true teachers need to know what they are teaching how they are teaching when they expect to teach why they are teaching and how they will know the level of understanding of their students If you are in a building or district without a clear understanding of these components I suggest you give curriculum mapping a go