Category Archives: Native American Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans

Aztec Lesson Plan!

Aztec Lesson Plan

Aztec Lesson Plan

AZTEC LESSON PLAN

The Aztec Lesson Plan that uses differentiated instruction is now available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Aztec-Differentiated-Instruction-Lesson-Plan

The Aztec lesson plan differentiates instruction and includes the following:

  • 3 leveled versions of a vocabulary sheet; basic, average and enriched
  • Map
  • 3 leveled versions of note sheets; basic, average and enriched
  • 2 activity options with grading rubrics: Cheer and Storybook. These are fun activities that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. They help to engage students in the content. It also allows for student choice.
  • Paragraph Writing Assignment

For information about the The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint that goes with this lesson, click here!

The Aztec lesson plan that uses differentiated instruction is part of a new series on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. It is a great site for any middle school social studies teacher that is looking for an easy and fast way to differentiate instruction for their students.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Aztec PowerPoint!

Aztec PowerPoint

Aztec PowerPoint

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint Mini-Lesson is now available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Aztec-PowerPoint-Mini-lesson!

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint Mini-Lesson includes:

  • Essential Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Aztec Religion
  • Aztec Government
  • Aztec Agriculture
  • Aztec Achievements, technology and Culture
  • The Conqueror of the Aztecs
  • A review song to the tune of “Here we go round the Mulberry Bush” to help your students remember the content by bringing in the Musical Multiple Intelligence.

The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec PowerPoint is part of my new line of Native American differentiated instruction lesson plans. It follows the New York State Studies Studies Standards and Curriculum for 7th grade:

II.  GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCE CULTURE

C. Major Native American Civilizations in Central and South America
2. The Mayas

To learn about The Advanced Civilization of the Aztec Differentiated Instruction lesson plan, click here.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico helps social studies teachers differentiate instruction for their students quickly and easily.

You can view a chart with all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans by clicking on the links below:

US History Lesson Plans

World History Lesson Plans

Georgia Studies Lesson Plans

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Inca Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan!

Inca Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Inca Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

INCA DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION LESSON PLAN

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca Differentiated Instruction lesson plan is now available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Inca-Differentiated-Instruction-Lesson-Plan!

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca Differentiated Instruction lesson plan includes the following:

  • 3 leveled versions of a vocabulary sheet that allows for student choice based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory
  • Map
  • 3 leveled versions of note sheets; basic, average and enriched
  • 2 activity options with grading rubrics: Eulogy and Opera
  • Paragraph Writing Assignment

For information about the The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint that goes with this lesson, click here! To bring in the Musical Multiple Intelligence I created a great review song that is at the end of the PowerPoint. It will help your students remember the content.

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca Differentiated Instruction lesson plan is part of a new series on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. It is a great site for any middle school social studies teacher that is looking for an easy and fast way to differentiate instruction for their students.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Inca PowerPoint

Inca PowerPoint

Inca PowerPoint

You can find The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint mini-lesson at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Advanced-Civilization-of-the-Inca-PowerPoint!

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint is part of my new line of Native American differentiated instruction lesson plans. It follows the New York State Studies Studies Standards and Curriculum for 7th grade:

II.  GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCE CULTURE

C. Major Native American civilizations in Central and South America
2. The Mayas

The Advanced Civilization of the Inca PowerPoint mini-lesson includes:

  • Essential Questions
  • Vocabulary
  • Inca Religion
  • Inca Government
  • Inca Agriculture
  • Inca Achievements, technology and Culture
  • The Conqueror of the Inca’s

Click here to see what’s included in the full The Advanced Civilization of the Inca differentiated instruction lesson plan!

You can find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Geographic Factors Influence Culture: NYS Social Studies

NYS Social Studies: Geographic Factors Influence Culture

Unit 1: Geographic Factors Influence Culture

GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCE CULTURE: NYS SOCIAL STUDIES

Geographic Factors Influence Culture is the second section in Unit 1 of the NYS 7th grade social studies curriculum. It includes the following:
A. Theories attempt to explain human settlement in the Americas
  • 1. Anthropologists theorize that Asians migrated across a land bridge between Asia and the Americas
  • 2. Native American Indians believe in indigenous development with migration patterns in both directions
B. Geographic factors affected the settlement patterns and living conditions of the earliest Americans
C. Major Native American civilizations in Central and South America
NYS 7th grade social studies teachers can include both A and B into one lesson plan and letter C into a second lesson plan.
To see suggestions for a lesson plan on both A and B called the Bering Land Bridge and Migration click here. If you would like to download the social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan click here. The PowerPoint mini-lesson is available by clicking here.
You can find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico
Written by,
Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)
kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

Bering Land Bridge Lesson Plan

Bering Land Bridge Lesson Plan

Bering Land Bridge and Migration Lesson Plan

Bering Land Bridge Lesson Plan

Bring excitement into your classroom by using differentiated instruction to have students learn about the Bering Land Bridge and the Migration Theories. I have differentiated instruction for the Bering Land Bridge lesson plan in many ways. I leveled vocabulary sheets (3 versions), leveled note sheets (2 versions), and provided up to 4 choices of activities based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. I chose a diary activity, cartoon strip, play-doh and a song for the students to choose from. Giving students a choice of the activity they want to do can spark student interest. They also can’t complain about the activity since they are the ones that picked it. When I provide students with choices I see more engagement and less behavior issues.

I focused on the Anthropology theory of migration over Bering Land Bridge from Asia to Alaska as well as the Native American theory of them crossing both ways because they believe they have always been here. I went into the how and why they traveled and ended with the bases of civilization.

The vocabulary words I chose for this lesson are:

  • Bering Strait
  • Land Bridge
  • Nomad
  • Irrigation
  • Ice Age
  • Surplus

Save yourself time planning by checking out my new Bering Land Bridge lesson plan that differentiates instruction by clicking on the link.

You can find the PowerPoint mini-lesson that goes with the Bering Land Bridge lesson plan by clicking here.

You can view a list of all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans by clicking on the links below:

US History Lesson Plans

World History Lesson Plans

Georgia Studies Lesson Plans

You can also find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500

Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500

You are about to teach 7th grade Social Studies in NYS and have started to look at the curriculum map to start planning for the year. You have probably skimmed the amount of content that you are required to teach your wonderful new students. At this point, if you are anything like me, you are already overwhelmed, nervous and confused. Don’t worry, I’ve been there and I will help to get you through this.

Unit 1: The Global Heritage of the American People Prior to 1500 is broken up into 4 sections. Let me be clear, this in no way insinuates that there will only be 4 lessons in this unit. The four sections that are included in this Unit are:

History and the Social Sciences: The Study of People

Geographic Factors Influence Culture

Iroquoian and Algonquian Cultures on the Atlantic Coast of North America

European Conceptions of the World in 1500

If you follow the link provided to you for each of these sections, it will give you ideas for what content to include in your lesson plans for each section and how to differentiate instruction in order to challenge all students in the classroom. If you are interested in finding a full lesson plan or PowerPoint on them, follow the links below:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/History-and-the-Social-Sciences-The-Study-of-Humans

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Iroquois-and-Algonquian-Cultures-Lesson-Plan-and-Activities-341490

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Iroquois-Confederacy-Lesson-Plan-341421

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers differentiated instruction lesson plans that are based on the NYS Social Studies Standards. Check it out!

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico