It is important for teachers to connect the subject matter that they are teaching to real life issues. When teachers make these connections, it is easier for students to understand why they are learning or doing something. Students find it easier to make connections to the outside world when they understand why they are learning something. When choosing or writing curriculum, the teacher has many choices. It is important to choose something that is relevant and diverse. There should be a specific reason that you are teaching what you are teaching. There is no perfect way to develop a unit. There are many different ways that a teacher can do this. In general there are about 7 steps to developing a unit. Enduring ideas help make the curriculum significant to the teacher and the student.