Book Title: Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12 (Professional Development)
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
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.