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Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan is now on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico! It is a beautifully done lesson plan that is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. Take a look below to see what is included.

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • Lesson Plan with mini-lesson notes
  • 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets (enriched, average and basic); average and basic are shown below

 

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Enriched and Basic PowerPoints; the basic note sheets help students focus and allow time for a partner review after each slide. This allows the students to get repetition, which we all know is important. The enriched note sheets allow the students to do more critical thinking.
Manifest Destiny Basic Note Sheet

Manifest Destiny Basic Note Sheet

  • 2 Ability Levels of Lewis and Clark web-quests that use the same content but different websites; an answer key is included

 

Lewis and Clark Differentiated Instruction Webquest

Lewis and Clark Differentiated Instruction Webquest

  • Map of Land Acquisitions

social studies differentiated instruction activiteis

  • Map Activity

social studies activity

The Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land differentiated instruction lesson plan includes the following content in the Leveled PowerPoint that goes with it (basic and enriched versions):

  • Vocabulary
  • Essential Questions
  • Acquisition of Louisiana
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Acquisition of Land in the North
  • Acquisition of Florida
  • Acquisition of Texas
  • Acquisition of the Northwest
  • Acquisition of the Southwest
  • Mexican War
Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

Acquisition of Texas

Acquisition of Texas

Acquisition of Louisiana

Acquisition of Louisiana

The two different ability levels of the PowerPoint are great to use with parallel teaching if a co-teacher is available in your classroom. If you don’t have a co-teacher, you can choose the version that best suits each of your classes.

To find out where you can find the Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land differentiated instruction lesson plan, click here.

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement in America lesson differentiated instruction

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement in America

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement in America Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

Social Studies differentiated instruction is creatively displayed in the Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement of the Americas lesson plan at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. It uses the Multiple Intelligence Theory and ability levels to differentiate instruction.

To differentiate instruction for vocabulary, there are three vocabulary ability level worksheets. They all give the option to either use the linguistic Multiple Intelligence or the Spatial Multiple Intelligence in the right hand column. The enriched version of the vocabulary sheet allows students to write the definitions using their own words. The average leveled sheet allows students to fill in the blanks of the definitions. The basic leveled sheet allows the students to take the time they need to read the definition and then fill in the right hand column just like the other levels.

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

The Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement in the Americas lesson plan continues to differentiate instruction by providing two levels of note taking sheets for students. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking by allowing them to choose what they include in their notes and how they state it while following the PowerPoint. The basic note sheet is more guided and allows them to fill in the blanks as they go through the PowerPoint. The reason for this is to allow the students to listen to the content and then while the other students are writing in their notes, these students, who need to have repetition, can use partner review or ask questions for clarification. The pictures and links in the PowerPoint also bring in the Spatial Multiple Intelligence.

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

The activity section of the Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement of the Americas lesson plan offers two options for students to choose from which should increase their interest. The first option is a Magazine Advertisement Activity with a focus on the linguistic and spatial Multiple Intelligences. The second option is a Talk Show Activity which focuses on the linguistic and kinesthetic Multiple Intelligences. The students also have an option of working with either a partner or by themselves which brings in the interpersonal or intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence. There is an activity choice sheet that should be filled out by the students the day before the activity is to be started. This helps the teacher know how many copies of each activity will be needed and allows enough time to group appropriately. Each of these activities comes with a rubric too!

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

There are two versions of the graphic organizers. One is for students who need more direction and the other is an enriched version.

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

There is a paragraph writing activity for homework and it comes with a grading checklist.

Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

Bring in the Common Core when learning about how Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement

For more information on the Geographic Factors of European Exploration of the Americas Lesson Plan follow the links below.

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Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

I am proud to announce that we now have the “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico! I specialize in middle school social studies differentiated instruction. If you are an American History teacher, you will want to check out my store. My store will save you a lot of time during those short planning periods.

The areas below show you what is included in the “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan. It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards but will work for many other states as well.

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • Lesson Plan
  • 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets

 

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Enriched PowerPoint
  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Basic PowerPoint (Enriched note sheets works for the Basic PowerPoint Version too)

 

Basic Level Note Sheets

Basic Level Note Sheets

  • Activity Choice Sheet to help teachers plan for the activity

 

Activity Choice Sheet

Activity Choice Sheet

  • 2 Choices of Activities based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory with rubrics for each (Nonfiction Rhyming Poem and Rap and Dance)

 

Differentiated Instruction Activities

Differentiated Instruction Activities

The “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan also comes with a Leveled PowerPoint mini-lesson. It includes the following content:

  • elastic clause
  • amendments
  • bill of rights
  • judicial review
  • unconstitutional

 

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document differentiated instruction PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document differentiated instruction PowerPoint

To find out where you can find this incredible resource, click on the link below:

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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Constitution: The Functioning of the Federal Government Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Where can I find The Constitution: Functioning of the Federal Government Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan?

Constitution: The Functioning of the Federal Government Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution: The Functioning of the Federal Government Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The “Constitution: The Functioning of the Federal Government” differentiated instruction lesson plan can be found by clicking on the links below:

PowerPoint

Lesson Plan

To find out what is included in the “Constitution: Functioning of the Federal Government” differentiated instruction lesson plan, click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

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kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Where can I find the Background Causes of the American Revolution differentiated instruction lesson plan?

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The “Background Causes of the American Revolutiondifferentiated instruction lesson plan is available in two different places. You can find the “Background Causes of the American Revolution” differentiated instruction lesson plan and PowerPoint by following the links below:

Background Causes of the American Revolution differentiated instruction lesson plan Background Causes of the American Revolution differentiated instruction PowerPoint

Another site you can get the “Background Causes of the American Revolution” lesson plan on is teachersnotebook.com where I run another store. Only the PowerPoint is available right now but the lesson should be up soon.

Background Causes of the American Revolution differentiated instruction PowerPoint Where ever you decide to get the “Background Causes of the American Revolutionlesson plan you will not be disappointed.

To find out more about this lesson plan click on the links below: What does the “Background Causes of the American Revolution” lesson plan include? What content does the “Background Causes of the American Revolution” lesson plan include?

You can find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans and PowerPoints by following the link below:

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Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico specializes in middle school social studies differentiated instruction. One of the newer social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans that are now on the site is the “Background Causes of the American Revolution“. It includes the following sections:

  • Lesson Plan with notes
  • 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
  • 2 Ability Levels DBQ Activity with Answer Sheets
  • 2 Ability Levels of a Graphic Organizer
  • 2 Ability Levels of Homework Essential Questions

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson Vocabulary

The anticipatory set is a vocabulary work sheet that is based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory and uses ability levels to differentiate instruction. There are three sections: vocabulary word, definition, and allows student choice between a drawing or a sentence that shows understanding. There are three ability levels of these sheets to challenge students on their own ability level. The basic level includes the vocabulary word and definitions so that they can read it and then use it in the third box with either a drawing or a sentence. The average ability level includes the vocabulary word and slotted definitions in which they fill from the PowerPoint. The slots highlight the most important part of the definition. They then will need to draw or write a sentence in the third box. The enriched version allows room for more critical thinking by having the students write the definition in their own words and then work on the third box for drawing or a sentence. Below is an example of the three ability levels vocabulary sheet.

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary Sheet

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson Note Sheets

Differentiated instruction continues with the note section of the “Background Causes of the American Revolutionsocial studies differentiated instruction lesson plan. There are two ability levels of a PowerPoint that contains the same content. The basic level has been simplified to allow students the opportunity to finish their notes and have time to review with a partner or on their own. The basic note sheet uses slotted notes that they can fill in as they go through the PowerPoint. The enriched version goes into more detail and allows the students to use their critical thinking skills to write their notes in their own words. Below is an example of the basic note sheet that goes with the PowerPoint.

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction note sheets

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson DBQ Activity

The activity uses mixed ability level grouping to interpret the Data Based Questions provided about the Albany Plan of Union. This also bring in the Common Core Standards.

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Albany Plan of Union

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson Graphic Organizers

For the Concluding Set, the Background Causes of the American Revolution lesson offers a differentiated instruction graphic organizer that is available in two different ability levels. The basic ability level has the content but not the titles in the boxes and also includes a word box. The enriched version allows students to use more critical thinking skills by filling in the content box around the titles. Below is the graphic organizer. It focuses on both the economic causes and the political causes of the American Revolution.

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Graphic Organizer

Background Causes of the American Revolution Lesson Homework

There is even differentiated instruction using different ability levels for homework included in the Background Causes of the American Revolution lesson as seen below.

Causes of the American Revolution Lesson

Background Causes of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Homework

The “Background Causes of the American Revolution” differentiated instruction lesson plan   should be used in a middle school classroom and is perfect for NYS. Below are more links that can help you learn more about the “Background Causes of the American Revolution” differentiated instruction lesson plan.

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Let me plan your social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans so that you have time to teach and connect with your students. Visit my site at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

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Military and Political Aspects of the American Revolution Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

I just released a new social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan on my store http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/American-Revolution-Military-and-Political-Aspects-Differentiated-Lesson-459201. If you are a NYS 7th or 8th grade social studies teacher and you have not checked out this site yet, what are you waiting for?! I follow the NYS 7th and 8th grade social studies curriculum and standards.

The new social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan is called “Military and Political Aspects of the American Revolution”. It includes:

  • Lesson Plan
  • 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets

    Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary Sheets

    Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary Sheets are used in the Military and Political Aspects of the American Revolution Lesson Plan

  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Enriched PowerPoint
  • Basic Note Sheet for the Basic PowerPoint (Enriched note sheets works for the Basic PowerPoint Version too) The PowerPoint is leveled to incorporate parallel teaching in the classroom. It allows for the enriched students to go into more detail and critical thinking. The Basic level version is simplified which allows students time for repetition.

    Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Leveled Notes

    Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Leveled Notes

  • Activity Choice Sheet can be given the day before so that the teacher can run enough copies and group appropriately.
  • Talk Show Activity with Rubric
  • Superhero Story Activity with Rubric
  • Board Game Developer Activity with Rubric
    Multiple Intelligence Activities used for Student Choice and Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies

    Multiple Intelligence Activities used for Student Choice and Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies

    Multiple Intelligence Activities used for Student Choice and Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies

    Multiple Intelligence Activities used for Student Choice and Differentiated Instruction in Social Studies

The Military and Political Aspects of the Revolutionary War differentiated instruction lesson plan includes the following content in the Leveled PowerPoint that goes with it:

  • Washington’s Leadership
  • Strategies of the Principle Military Engagements: The Battles
  • Role of the Loyalists
  • Physical land features affected the outcome of the war
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of the Colonies and the British
  • Foreign Aid
  • Role of Women, African Americans and Native Americans
  • Haphazard Occurances of Events: The Human Factor
  • Clash between Colonial Authority and the Continental Congress

    Military and Political Aspects of the Revolutionary War Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

    Military and Political Aspects of the Revolutionary War Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

The essential questions for this social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan are:

  1. What was the military course of the Revolutionary War?
  2. —What role did leadership, commitment, and luck play in the American victory over the British?

As you can see, differentiated instruction is a major player within my social studies lesson plans. Allow me to plan for you so you can focus on teaching your wonderful students. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico Check it out!

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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