A Background On Bundling
What Is Bundling?
Bundling is the practice of creating groups (or “bundles”) of standards that are arranged together as a focus for an instructional sequence.
The NGSS standards were not devised to be taught as stand-alone units. In the past, the curriculum has operated in this manner, and this approach inadvertently encouraged teachers to rush through topics — and often entirely miss entire standards due to a simple lack of time. Additionally, by teaching standards in isolation, the curriculum often lacked a cohesive storyline.
Bundling standards helps students see the connections between ideas and concepts. Additionally, by framing instruction to build toward a group of PEs simultaneously, students are more likely to develop a cohesive explanation of phenomena. Lastly, bundling the performance expectations can save instructional time as students learn related concepts together.