UbD Practice: Stage 3, Activities

UbD Practice: Stage 3, Activities


  • Read Chapter 9: Planning for Learning (Stop at the WHERETO section) in the Wiggins and McTighe text (2005).


  • According to Wiggins and McTighe (2005), a good plan must be engaging and effective. Consider the qualities of engagement and effectiveness and the characteristics of good design for learning as you craft the final stage of your draft unit plan.

Content Instructions

UbD Unit Plan Template: Stages 1, 2, and 3Preview the document – Add Stage 3 to the template completed during Weeks 2 and 3. Consider any feedback provided by your instructor and peers and make necessary adjustments to Stages 1 and 2 to enhance your plan. Stage 3 of your draft template should include the following:

  • Learning Activities – at least five student-centered activities aligned to assessments in Stage 2, as well as the knowledge and skills (objectives) from Stage 1.
  • Analysis – Below the template on a new page (not a new document), compose a brief response to each of the following:
    • List any enhancements made to Stages 1 and 2 and succinctly explain how they improve the design.
    • Describe the characteristics of your design that make learning engaging and effective.
    • Describe what your design has in common with other well-designed learning experiences.

Written Communication Instructions

  • Length Requirement: Four pages including UbD Unit Plan Template: Stages 1, 2, and 3, analysis, title, and references pages.
  • Syntax and Mechanics: Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
  • Source Requirement: Reference Wiggins and McTighe (2005). Exemplary assignments will include at least two other resources from your own research or from those listed as a Recommended Resource or found in the Weekly Lesson.
  • APA Formatting: Use APA formatting consistently throughout the assignment. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) for assistance with APA style and formatting.
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