Anchoring Concepts Content Map (ACCM) Project

The Anchoring Concepts Content Map Project

The ACS Exams Institute has been working with chemistry educators for the past decade to organize the content coverage of the four-year undergraduate chemistry experience in the United States using an Anchoring Concepts Content Map (ACCM). The basic premise is that content is considered in terms of 10 Anchoring Concepts, or big ideas. Several manuscripts have been published and the first four components of the ACCM have been included as “Supplemental Material” in some of these publications. This site is designed as a place to collect the ACCM documents in their outline forms, to make it easier to interested chemistry educators to access.

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Subdiscipline Links to articles on JCE Website Supplemental Information documents with ACCM
General Chemistry (original) J. Chem. Educ., 2012, 89 (6), pp 721–723.
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Outline of ACCM in PDF format
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General Chemistry (revised) J. Chem. Educ.,  2015, 92 (6), pp 1115–1116.
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Outline of ACCM in PDF format
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Organic Chemistry J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90 (11), pp 1443–1445.
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Outline of ACCM in PDF format
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Inorganic Chemistry J. Chem. Educ., 2018, 95(2), pp 233-237.
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Physical Chemistry J. Chem. Educ., 2018, 95(2), pp 238-241.
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Outline of ACCM in PDF format
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