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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.

What content is used in the Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement differentiated instruction lesson plan use?

Where can I find the Geographic Factors Influenced European Exploration and Settlement differentiated instruction lesson plan?

You can find all of my social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans in chart form by clicking on the links below:

US History Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plans

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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

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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Example of Differentiated Instruction

What is an example of differentiated instruction when teaching about culture?

Example of Differentiated Instruction

If you need an example of differentiated instruction for teaching about culture, I have one for you here. Part of the culture standard I had to teach was about creation stories. The main idea behind it was that every culture has a creation story. I decided to differentiate instruction by using the multiple intelligence learning styles. Since it wasn’t stated in the standards that a specific creation story be learned, I used several from around the world. I divided the students into cooperative learning groups to bring in the interpersonal learning style. I handed each cooperative group a different creation story. To bring in the linguistic learning style I had the groups put the story in their own words to simplify it. I brought in the kinesthetic learning style by making the students make up movements to go along with the story. The next day when the students came in the classroom, I had all of the desks on the outside of the room and in the middle I had created a fake fire with sticks and yellow, orange, and red construction and tissue paper. Each group told their story with their movements. The linguistic learning style and kinesthetic learning styles were used again during the presentation. It also included the spatial learning style because the students were watching the stories due to the movement and the “fire” focal point. The next time I use this differentiated instruction lesson plan using multiple intelligence learning styles, I will allow the students to use musical instruments from their culture, borrowed from the music room, to bring in the musical multiple intelligence learning style. To conclude the lesson, I used the logical multiple intelligence learning style by having the students find similarities between all of the creation stories.

In this lesson I accomplished differentiated instruction by bringing in the following multiple intelligence learning styles:

  • kinesthetic learning style
  • linguistic learning style
  • spatial learning style
  • musical learning style
  • logical learning style

By using all of these multiple intelligence learning styles to differentiate instruction, more students were interested in the lesson. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico has many examples of differentiated instruction using the multiple intelligence learning styles in the form of full lesson plans.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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How can teachers create a differentiated instruction lesson plan on why the US entered WWI?

Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan on Why the US Entered WWI

The US entered WWI for a number of reasons including unrestricted submarine warfare, the Zimmerman Telegram, and the 1st Russian Revolution. When teaching a lesson on why the US entered WWI teachers need to differentiate instruction.

Teachers can teach vocabulary before the lesson and differentiate instruction by having students draw a picture to bring in the spatial learning style or create a mnemonic that would bring in the linguistic learning style.

During the mini-lesson teachers can differentiate instruction by bringing in pictures and media. This allows students with the spatial learning style to feel more connected to the material. Another way to differentiate instruction for a mini-lesson is to create two different versions of a PowerPoint. Create one version that focuses on the standards that students are required to learn and create the other as an enriched version. This differentiated instruction strategy is easily done if their is a co-teacher in the room.

In order to differentiate instruction in the work sessions, a teacher can offer choices to students that are based on different multiple intelligence learning styles. They can offer these multiple intelligence learning style activities: persuasive speech, talk show skit, propaganda poster. The persuasive speech brings in the following multiple intelligence learning styles: linguistic learning style, logical learning style, interpersonal learning style or intrapersonal learning style. The talk show brings in these following multiple intelligence learning styles: interpersonal learning style, linguistic learning style and kinesthetic learning style. The last option is the propaganda poster activity which bring in the linguistic learning style, intrapersonal learning style or interpersonal learning style, and the spatial learning style. You may have noticed that some of the prior noted activities have both intrapersonal and interpersonal learning styles attached. That is because they may be able to be done individually, in a partnership or in a group. Allowing a student to not only choose their activity but also choose how they do an activity will help them feel more ownership in their education. If the teacher offers all three of these options they will have successfully differentiated instruction using multiple intelligence learning styles.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers this complete differentiated instruction lesson plan as well as many others. 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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