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This chapter focuses on beginning discussions related to curricular decisions including course mapping, designing essential questions and performance assessments, and using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to plan units of instruction. The chapter addresses how to foster discussions about curricular decisions and begin to build a cohesive science road map. The activities included will introduce strategies to help educators begin to design a curriculum based on the NGSS. Teacher background information, standards, and references are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, About the Authors, Contributors, A Letter from David L. Evans, Introduction, and Index.