Understanding by Design is more than just a book; it is a way a thinking…a process of design that every teacher should consider when planning their curriculum. If I were a professor for a course teaching young educators how to design lessons, this would be the required textbook. I have learned more from this book than I have in my entire education, graduate and undergraduate. This book is thought provoking, critical, and absolutely essential. Your understanding of design will be forever changed after having read this book. If you would like to know more about the process before you purchase this mammoth book, the authors Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe have written this PDF File Overview. Enjoy!