You have an assessment and you have your enduring understandings, what’s next? Create a list of what students need to know! Not skills, not what they can do, what facts and information do they need to know to be successful on your assessment.
Throughout the unit you will hit your enduring understandings hard but you will also be teaching a lot of great information that many of your students will find compelling and memorable!
In my water unit, I want them to know the names of some diseases borne in dirty water, the names of some places where water is scarce (Cochabamba water wars is one example), and the names of some companies who create filtration systems or dig wells for those who lack access to clean water.
What do you want your students to know?