Understanding by Design (UbD)
The understanding by design concept was very familiar to me. Within our district, the Algebra 1 teachers got together to create a Focused Planning Guide 2 years ago and update it each summer. While the components are named differently, they seem to match for the most part. I am a firm believer of not recreating the wheel. I was part of creating this document and while there are no authors identified, it is a living document which is updated each summer. I have adapted it to the UbD, added some parts and re-interpreted portions based on my learning. Therefore, here is my UbD for an Algebra 1, Unit 2 lesson, Introduction to Functions.