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The Presidency of Lincoln Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

“The Presidency of Lincoln” differentiated instruction lesson plan!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico continues to create quality social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans as the year goes on. My newest one is “The Presidency of Lincoln“. It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. Below shows what is included in it.

The Presidency of Lincoln Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The Presidency of Lincoln Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

 

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • Lesson Plan
  • There are three different ability levels of vocabulary sheets. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking by making the students write the definition in their own words. The average version has students filling in the blanks of the definitions. The basic version has the complete definition to allow them to read the definition and then work on step two, which is on all of the versions; write a sentence or draw a picture to show understanding of the vocabulary word.

vocab

  • There are two ability levels of the same PowerPoint. There is an enriched note sheet that goes with both the enriched version and the basic version of the PowerPoint. There are two basic level note sheets; one for the basic version and one for the enriched version of the PowerPoint. The different ability leveled note sheets allow some to do more critical thinking and others to focus on the content and then review with a partner after each slide is presented.This provides repetition for students who need it. You can use parallel teaching if a co-teacher is available and split the class or you will need to decide which PowerPoint will benefit the majority of your students for each class.
Basic Ability Level Note Sheets

Basic Ability Level Note Sheets

  • There are two primary source or document based question (DBQ) activities. The first is on the Gettysburg Address. The second is on the Emancipation Proclamation. There are two levels of each primary source; basic and enriched. The basic version simplifies the documents and breaks it up into manageable sections. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking. You can have students work in similar ability pairs, groups or individually. You can do this activity either during the PowerPoint when you get to the documents used or you can wait until the mini-lesson is over and do it as a full activity session.
Differentiated Instruction on the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation

Differentiated Instruction on the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation

The Presidency of Lincoln differentiated instruction lesson plan also comes with a Leveled PowerPoint mini-lesson (Basic and Enriched versions). It includes the following content:

  • Vocabulary
  • Essential questions
  • Personal Leadership
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Opposition
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Assassination
Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Personal Leadership Slide in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Personal Leadership Slide in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

 

Gettysburg Address in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Gettysburg Address in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Assassination Slide in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

Assassination Slide in the Presidency of Lincoln PowerPoint

To find out where you can find the “Presidency of Lincoln” differentiated instruction lesson plan and PowerPoint, click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Where can I get a differentiated instruction lesson plan on Jackson and sectional differences?

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The “Jackson and Sectional Differences” differentiated instruction lesson plan can be found by clicking on the links below:

To find out what is included in the lesson plan, click here.

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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

 

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico now has the Jackson and Sectionalism Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan! It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards.

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Jackson and Sectional Differences Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • Lesson Plan
  • There are three different ability levels of vocabulary sheets. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking by making the students write the definition in their own words. The average version has students filling in the blanks of the definitions. The basic version has the complete definition to allow them to read the definition and then work on step two, which is on all of the versions; write a sentence or draw a picture to show understanding of the vocabulary word.

vocab

  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets are provided for the Basic and Enriched PowerPoints. The basic note sheet provides slots for students to fill in their notes. The enriched note sheets give the students the ability to write their notes in their own words.

notes

  • An activity choice sheet is available to help you plan. If you have your students fill this out the day before, you will know how many copies to make for each activity and how they would like to work. You will need to group appropriately.

Social Studies Differentiated Activities

  • Students will be able to choose between a Puppet Show and Newspaper Article Activity. Each of these comes with a rubric to help you grade. Allowing students to choose their activity should increase their interest in the content.

puppet show

newsarticle

  • Homework Reading Comprehension with Answer Key that focuses on the economic depression, Panic of 1837, and the Nullification Act.

reading comprehension

The Age of the Common Man differentiated instruction lesson plan has two ability levels of the the same content in PowerPoint form. The basic level simplifies the content and allows time for peer review after each slide for repetition. The enriched ability level goes into more detail and allows for more critical thinking. It is great to use with a co-teacher and split the class or you can choose the level that would be the best for each of your classes. Below is what content is included in the Leveled PowerPoint that goes with it (basic and enriched versions):

  • Vocabulary
  • Essential Questions
  • Intensifying Sectional Differences
  • Protective Tariff of 1828
  • Debate of Nullification
  • State Rights and Sectionalism
  • Nullification

pp cover

Debate of Nullification in the Senate

Intensifying Sectional Differences

Intensifying Sectional Differences

 

To find out where you can find the “Jackson and Sectional Differences” differentiated instruction lesson plan, click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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

 

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Where can I find the Abolition Movement differentiated instruction lesson plan?

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The fabulous Abolition Movement differentiated instruction plan which focuses on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards, can be found by clicking the links below:

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

To find out more about what is included in the Abolition Movement differentiated instruction lesson plan, click here.

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Abolition Movement Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The Abolition Movement differentiated instruction lesson plan is now on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico! This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan uses different ability levels to help all students be challenged and enjoy the activities within the lesson plan. It is based off of the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards.

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • The first part is the lesson plan in which the mini-lesson notes with links, graphic, essential questions, vocabulary words are included and much more.
  • There are 3 ability levels of vocabulary sheets. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking by making the students write the definition in their own words. The average version has students filling in the blanks of the definitions. The basic version has the complete definition to allow them to read the definition and then work on step two, which is on all of the versions; write a sentence or draw a picture to show understanding of the vocabulary word.

vocab

  •  There is an enriched note sheet that works for both the basic PowerPoint and the enriched PowerPoint. It allows for more critical thinking because the students will write their notes in their own words focusing on the most important sections.
  • There 2 sets of basic note sheets for both the enriched and the basic PowerPoints. This type of note sheet helps student focus on the content by filling in slotted notes. It allows time to have students do a partner review after each slide for repetition of the content.

Differentiated Instruction Abolition Movement Note Sheets

  • The activity choice sheet gives students the choice to work with a partner or by themselves on the brochure activity. This sheet helps teachers plan for the activity and pair appropriately.

student choice sheet

  • There is a brochure activity with a rubric. It helps students designate roles for the activity. The directions are broken up and easy to follow. There is an example of how the brochure should look and provides the content that the students need to use. It even breaks down the time it should take for each part to keep students on track. This activity should be done in mixed ability pairs or individually.
Brochure Activity

Brochure Activity

  • There are 2 ability levels of a graphic organizer to review the content in the lesson plan. The enriched version assumes the students can either remember what was in the lesson or can quickly look it up in the notes. The basic version guides the students more with a phrase box. Both levels come with answer keys to help the teacher grade.
graphic organizer

Differentiated Instruction Graphic Organizer

The Abolition Movement differentiated instruction lesson plan also comes with a Leveled PowerPoint mini-lesson (Basic and Enriched versions). It includes the following content:

  • Vocabulary
  • Essential questions
  • History of Slavery
  • What is slavery and the morality of slavery
  • Leadership of Abolition: Stowe, Tubman, Garrison, Douglas
  • Abolition in NYS
  • Canada’s Role in Abolition
  • Effects of the Abolition Movement

pp cover

pp4

pp3

 

To find out where you can find the Abolition Movement differentiated instruction lesson plan, click here.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Where can I get the Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan?

Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Manifest Destiny Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

You can find the Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land differentiated instruction lesson plan by clicking on the links below:

Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction PowerPoint

Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

To find out what is included in the Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan, click here.

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Lewis and Clark Differentiated Instruction Webquest

Differentiate Instruction for Lewis and Clark!

Lewis and Clark Differentiated Instruction Webquest

Lewis and Clark Differentiated Instruction Webquest

As teachers, we all know how time consuming it is to plan for differentiated instruction. When I was creating my Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land differentiated instruction lesson plan, I came across two websites that were perfect for differentiated instruction for a middle school classroom.

Both of the websites are a part of the national geographic site. One is perfect for enriching the content because it provides primary source documents of Lewis and Clark‘s journals. The other is perfect for a basic version because it simplifies the events in a game format. I went through both of the sites and created a Lewis and Clark differentiated instruction webquest. I can’t wait to use this in class.

The enriched link is: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/journey_intro.html

The basic link is: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

To find out what else is included in the Manifest Destiny and the Acquisition of Land differentiated instruction lesson planclick here.

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

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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