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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

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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