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Chapter 4: A Relevant and Rigorous Common Core Curriculum
This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
The original Latin meaning for curriculum is “a path to run in small steps.” In current educational jargon it represents on a broad scale the content taught, the resources selected, the teaching strategies employed, and the specific planned learning activities in which students engage in a classroom setting. It is often labeled the “what” of schooling and includes everything that supports student learning. A narrower definition for purposes of study in this chapter reduces the meaning to a manageable set of guidelines that address the content knowledge and skills to be learned ...