Standards, what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K–12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area: Creation (What is God’s intention?), Fall (How has God’s purpose been distorted?), Redemption (How does God help us to respond?), and Re-creation (How can we be restored in the image of God?).
— The Core of Adventist Education Curriculum
Essential Question: How does God intend for us to use music?
Big Idea: Music is a gift from God, producing beauty of form and harmony through which we can express and share ideas, feelings, and emotions.
Assessments: Performance, Authentic Audience Assessment, Discussion, Peer Critique, Rubrics, Teacher-created Worksheets, Journals, Practice Log