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Where to find websites for social studies differentiated instruction?

Social Studies Differentiated Instruction can be complicated to do for teachers since our planning time is so limited. It is our job to reach and challenge every student in our classrooms. The following link can help you learn what social studies differentiated instruction is as well as how to do it quickly.

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How can you differentiate instruction for the Clayton Antitrust Act?

Differentiated Instruction Ideas for the Clayton Antitrust Act

Clayton Antitrust Act is a great topic to differentiate instruction with. Differentiated instruction can be done in different ways. I tend to stick to two of them which would be the use of Multiple Intelligences and Leveling/Scaffolding/Tiering.

I use the Clayton Antitrust Act in a differentiated instruction lesson plan about Progressive Era Trusts. In order to introduce the Clayton Antitrust Act, I use a vocabulary sheet that gives them the word, definition and allows them to choose between writing a sentence using the Clayton Antitrust Act correctly or drawing a picture to represent the words. This gives them a choice between using the linguistic multiple intelligence and the spatial multiple intelligence. This exposes them to the Clayton Antitrust Act twice in the first five minutes of class. In order to differentiate instruction for vocabulary teachers can provide students with a lower ability level or those who need accommodations with a partial or complete definition and those who need enrichment can decide the most important information that they need to write down and do it in their own words.

The next part of the social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan about Progressive Era Trusts would be the PowerPoint mini-lesson, which the Clayton Antitrust Act is a part of. I include two different versions of the PowerPoint mini-lesson in order to differentiate instruction with leveling. This works really well if there is a co-teacher in the room. The enriched level would go into more detail and include more critical thinking. The basic level would use simplified language and more repetition.

After I go into more detail or simplify the Clayton Antitrust Act during the mini-lesson. I also immediately reiterate it using another multiple intelligence. I bring in the Linguistic Multiple Intelligence and Musical Multiple Intelligence through poetry. I include Musical Multiple Intelligence because poetry can be rhythmic.  I use the following poem to help students remember the Clayton Antitrust Act:

Clayton said that unions worked well,

When prices were fixed he rang the bell,

The bosses were jailed and down they fell.

Teachers can then have students use a graphic organizer. In order to differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer, teachers can create a word box for lower ability levels but allow upper ability levels to use a higher level of critical thinking by allowing them to decide for themselves what the title of the chart is and what should be in it. You could even allow them to create their own graphic organizer but have the lower ability level use a template. This brings the amount of times a student is exposed and uses the Clayton Antitrust Act to five.

Teachers can also assign a writing assignment to review the Clayton Antitrust Act by asking them to explain how antitrust acts progressed over the years. This can be leveled by using the leveled writing system found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico.

I included information from this article in a lesson plan about Progressive Era Trusts. It is located at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico or the PowerPoint mini-lesson can be purchased at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson-Trusts

To find more ideas about how to teach vocabulary from theProgressive Era: Trust differentiated instruction lesson plan follow the link below!

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How can I differentiate instruction to teach about Horizontal and Vertical Integration?

Differentiate Instruction to Teach Vertical Integration and Horizontal Integration

Social Studies differentiated instruction can be done in different ways. I tend to stick to two of them which would be the use of Multiple Intelligences and Leveling/Scaffolding/Tiering.

In order to introduce vertical integration and horizontal integration I use a vocabulary sheet that gives them the words, definition and allows them to choose between writing a sentence using the vertical integration and horizontal integration correctly or drawing a picture to represent the words. This gives them a choice between using the linguistic multiple intelligence and the spatial multiple intelligence. This exposes them to the words vertical integration and horizontal integration twice in the first five minutes of class. In order to differentiate instruction for vocabulary teachers can provide students with a lower ability level or those who need accommodations with a partial or complete definition and those who need enrichment can decide the most important information that they need to write down and do it in their own words.

The next part of the differentiated instruction lesson plan would be the PowerPoint mini-lesson, which vertical integration and horizontal integration are a part of. Usually vertical integration and horizontal integration would be part of an Industrial Revolution or a Progressive Era unit. I include two different versions of the PowerPoint mini-lesson in order to differentiate instruction with leveling. This works really well if there is a co-teacher in the room. The enriched level would go into more detail and include more critical thinking. The basic level would use simplified language and more repetition.

After I go into more detail or simplify horizontal integration and vertical integration during the mini-lesson. I also immediately reiterate it using another multiple intelligence. I bring in the Spatial Multiple Intelligence and the Kinestethic Multiple Intelligence for horizontal integration and vertical integration. I use boxes but you could also use blocks, plastic cups or something to stack. Label them the following for vertical integration and then stack them accordingly at the front of the class (you can also have a kinesthetic learner stack them with your direction): trees (natural resource), logging company with machines, transportation, mills, carpentry company, transportation, stores. For horizontal integration use and lay out horizontally: radio channels, television channels, newspapers, books, and magazines (all media). After you add this to the mini-lesson, students have been exposed to vertical integration and horizontal integration four times.

Teachers can then have students use a graphic organizer. In order to differentiate instruction with a graphic organizer, teachers can create a word box for lower ability levels but allow upper ability levels to use a higher level of critical thinking by allowing them to decide for themselves what the title of the chart is and what should be in it. You could even allow them to create their own graphic organizer but have the lower ability level use a template. This brings the amount of times a student is exposed and uses horizontal integration and vertical integration to five.

Teachers can also assign a writing assignment to review horizontal integration and vertical integration by asking them to compare both terms in paragraph form. This can be leveled by using a leveled writing system found at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico.

I included information from this article in a lesson plan about Progressive Trusts. It is located at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico or the PowerPoint mini-lesson can be purchased at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson-Trusts

To find more ideas about how to teach vocabulary from the Progressive Era: Trust differentiated instruction lesson plan follow the link below!

http://socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com/how-to-teach-about-progressive-era-trusts-using-differentiated-instruction/

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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How to Teach about Progressive Era Trusts using Differentiated Instruction

How to Teach Progressive Era Trusts with Differentiated Instruction

Trusts are something that multiple companies or industries created and gave power over to a council to reduce competition and increase profits. During the Progressive Era trusts became a big political issue because of the corruption that was associated with the trusts. The federal government had to intervene and created a series of laws meant to help fix the situation. These are listed at a later section of this article with the content that is included in this Progressive Era: Trusts Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan.

Teachers can differentiate instruction during their Progressive Era Trusts mini-lessons while they reinforce the content. I recommend presenting the content “traditionally” first. In other words, use the Logical and Linguistic Multiple Intelligences through the means of lecture. Then reintroduce it by using the other Multiple Intelligences like the Musical Multiple Intelligence, Spatial Multiple Intelligence, Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence, Intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence, and Kinesthetic Multiple Intelligence. For some examples of differentiated instruction using Multiple Intelligence in this manner click on the links of the content.

Not only can teachers use the Multiple Intelligence Theory to differentiate instruction but they can also use leveling or tiering. They can create two levels of their Progressive Era: Trusts mini-lesson. This is especially helpful for a co-teaching situation. The basic level should use simplified language and the enriched version should increase the level of vocabulary used as well as an increase in critical thinking exercises. Create two different note sheets for this type of mini-lesson that will help challenge both ability levels of students.

The following is a list of content that can be useful during a Progressive Era: Trusts differentiated instruction lesson plan:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Free Enterprise
  • Laissez-faire
  • Vertical Integration
  • Horizontal Integration
  • Trusts
  • Monopoly
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Standard Oil
  • Northern Security Company
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Interstate Commerce Act
  • Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • trustbuster
  • Department of Commerce and Labor
  • Elkins Act
  • Hepburn Act
  • Taft
  • Federal Trade Commission Act
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
  • Wilson

There are other parts of a lesson plan besides the mini-lesson that delivers the content on the Progressive Era trusts. They are listed below. Follow the links to see how you can differentiate instruction for each part of this lesson plan. If they are not there now they will be soon!

  • differentiated instruction levels of a Progressive Era: Trusts vocabulary work sheet.
  • 3 choices of differentiated instruction activities with rubrics and student choice sheet
  • differentiated instruction flow chart graphic organizers
  • 1 paragraph writing assignment

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans like the Progressive Era: Trusts lesson plan above. If you are only interested in the Progressive Era: Trusts PowerPoint Mini-lesson you can click this link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson-Trusts

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Where can you find a differentiated instruction lesson plan about trusts?

Differentiated Instruction Progressive Era Trusts Lesson Plan

Trusts during the Progressive Era were a large problem. There was much corruption through the use of trusts during the Progressive Era. The federal government stepped in to try to decrease the amount of corruption that was being done through the use of trusts. If you are looking for a social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan on Progressive Era Trusts then I have a fantastic recommendation for you. It includes:

  • 3 differentiated instruction levels of a Progressive Era: Trusts vocabulary work sheet.
  • 2 differentiated instruction levels of a Progressive Era: Trusts PowerPoint Mini-lesson that includes ideas for connecting to background knowledge, enrichment, and repetition. Differentiated Instruction Leveled PowerPoint mini-lessons are ideal for co-taught classrooms.
  • 2 differentiated instruction leveled note sheets that go along with the Progressive Era: Trusts PowerPoint mini-lesson.
  • An activity choice sheet for students to choose the MI activity they are interested in doing with the Progressive Era: Trusts content. It also allows them to choose how they would like to work (self, partner, or group).
  • 3 choices of differentiated instruction activities with rubrics that include a cartoon strip, talk show or a superhero story that offer the use of all 7 of Dr. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. These should be used with mixed-ability grouping.
  • 2 differentiated instruction flow chart graphic organizers that chart the different measures made by the federal government against trusts.
  • 1 paragraph writing assignment

The content that is included in the differentiated instruction Progressive Era: Trusts lesson plan is as follows:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Free Enterprise
  • Laissez-faire
  • Vertical Integration
  • Horizontal Integration
  • Trusts
  • Monopoly
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • Standard Oil
  • Northern Security Company
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Interstate Commerce Act
  • Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Teddy Roosevelt
  • trustbuster
  • Department of Commerce and Labor
  • Elkins Act
  • Hepburn Act
  • Taft
  • Federal Trade Commission Act
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
  • Wilson

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many differentiated instruction lesson plans like the Progressive Era: Trusts lesson plan above. If you are only interested in the Progressive Era: Trusts PowerPoint Mini-lesson you can click this link: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Differentiated-Instruction-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson-Trusts

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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How can you teach about latitude and longitude?

Ideas to Teach Latitude and Longitude

Teaching what latitude and longitude is must be done before the students start using them on a map to find an absolute location. Below are the definitions:

  • Latitude: —imaginary east-west lines in the grid measuring the distance north and south of the equator
  • Longitude: —imaginary North-South lines that pass through the poles. They measure distance east and west of the prime meridian

After I introduce vocabulary words like latitude and longitude I like to have the students do one to three activities. They consist of and also differentiate instruction with three different versions of vocabulary sheets:

  • writing the definitions of latitude and longitude in their own words
  • draw a picture that represents latitude and longitude
  • write sentences using the vocabulary words latitude and longitude correctly to show understanding

After the students do the above part of the geography lesson plan, I reintroduce latitude and longitude in a totally different way. This time, I use kinesthetic and spatial multiple intelligence learning styles. I have students lay down on the floor to represent the latitude lines. I have students stand up straight to represent a longitude line. I then reintroduce latitude and longitude again and connect it to background knowledge. I bring in a ladder and a Santa Claus. I have the Santa climb up the ladder steps and tell the students that these are the latitude lines and Santa is going to the North Pole. Then I have him slide down the side of the ladder and explain to the students that Santa has a long slide down from the North Pole to the equator on a longitude line.

After students understand what latitude and longitude it, they can then use it correctly in an activity. To get an idea of an activity to help students use latitude and longitude to find an absolute location click here. (If it’s not here yet, it will be soon)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers this as part of their differentiated instruction geography lesson plan.

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Where can you find a differentiated instruction lesson plan for geography?

Geography Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Social Studies Differentiated instruction seems to be everywhere today and for good reason, educators need to challenge their students on each of their levels using the same content. If you have been looking for a differentiated instruction geography lesson plan, then I have a perfect one for you. It is a two day geography lesson plan that teaches students not only the geography vocabulary but also how to read a map.

This differentiated instruction geography lesson plan contains the following:

  • PowerPoint geography mini-lesson using the following geography vocabulary terms: Grid, Latitude, Equator, Parallels, Degrees, Longitude, Prime Meridian. Meridians, Hemispheres, Compass Rose, Absolute Location, Legend
  • 3 levels of the same geography vocabulary sheet that goes along with the geography mini-lesson and it is able to be folded and studied from
  • Ideas, using the Multiple Intelligence Theory, to introduce and reintroduce each vocabulary word and connect it to background knowledge
  • Two Kinesthetic and Spatial Multiple Intelligence Activities: creating a balloon globe and walking on the grid
  • 3 Practice Worksheets focusing on latitude and longitude and legend reading
  • 1 Paragraph Writing Homework Assignment: You can differentiate instruction by using the leveled writing system available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico.

You can get this differentiated instruction geography lesson plan at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-How-to-Read-a-Map-Lesson-Plan

The geography mini-lesson can be found at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Learning-How-to-Read-a-Map-PowerPoint-Mini-Lesson

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

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kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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