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What is an example of differentiated instruction for Lincoln’s 10% Plan?

Example of Differentiated Instruction

Before President Lincoln was assassinated he came up with the plan that later became known as Lincoln’s 10% Plan. It pardoned all citizens, except high-ranking Confederate political and military officers, as long as they took an oath to support the Constitution and the emancipation (freeing) of slaves. When 10% of voters in a state took the oath, they could make a new state government and were recognized by the President and the US. The Radical Republicans in Congress didn’t like Lincoln’s 10% Plan.

Lincoln’s 10% Plan is in most high school and middle school American History curriculum’s. If teachers want to have their students remember Lincoln’s 10% Plan they should try to differentiate instruction. One idea to differentiate instruction for Lincoln’s 10%  Plan is to bring in multiple intelligence learning styles.

Here is an example of differentiated instruction. Count the number of students in the class and have the students tell you what 10% of it is. This brings in the logical multiple intelligence learning style. Have 10% of them stand and repeat after you while you are wearing a President Lincoln Mask: “I, insert name, do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the State thereunder, and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all Laws and Proclamations which have been made during the existing Rebellion with reference to the Emancipation of Slaves – So help me God.” Note that this particular oath was taken after the death of Lincoln but it would have been very similar if Lincoln’s 10% Plan were to have been accepted. Because students are standing and speaking they are using both the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style and the kinesthetic multiple intelligence learning style. The mask can be made by cutting out the picture provided and taping it to a ruler which brings in the spatial multiple intelligence learning style. The students with the spatial multiple intelligence learning style will also learn just by watching the activity take place in front of them. By differentiating instruction based on the multiple intelligence learning styles students will most likely be more interested in Lincoln’s 10% Plan.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many differentiated instruction lesson plans based on multiple intelligence learning styles.

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What is an example of differentiated instruction using the musical learning style?

Examples of Differentiated Instruction

Bringing in the musical multiple intelligence learning style to differentiate instruction can really add some fun to your lessons as well as help students learn. When I was teaching my 3 year old daughter the days of the week, I used the musical multiple intelligence learning style in the forms of rhythm and chant to help her learn. I started with Sunday and went through the days and added a clap for each one until we got to Saturday which we gave three claps. My daughter had it down in about 5 minutes. I use the musical multiple intelligence learning style so often she might think life resembles a musical.

The use of the musical multiple intelligence learning style to differentiate instruction can also be used in higher grade levels to help students remember important facts. For instance here’s an oldie but goody. Have them keep the beat to “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” This is also part of a poem so it will interest the linguistic multiple intelligence learning style student.

Don’t be afraid to make up your own rhyme and keep the beat to it to add the musical multiple intelligence learning style to your lessons. You can try clapping or adding a drum. If you don’t have a drum have the students stomp their feet to the beat or bang on their desks. Here’s one that I made up to teach about the Louisiana Purchase.

In 1803,

from across the sea,

Napoleon sold

the land we now hold.

Another way teachers can use the musical multiple intelligence learning style to differentiate instruction is to allow students to create songs by changing the lyrics to songs they know. For some reason one of the most popular songs to change the lyrics to in my classes is the song “Baby got back”. I guess my students like big butts! They cannot lie. I actually don’t recommend using top 40 type songs because the tune can get confusing. Nursery rhyme and Christmas songs seem to work really well. Last week I made up a song using the tune from ”Oh, Suzanna!” about President Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan in order to differentiate instruction and bring in the musical multiple intelligence learning style. It went like this “Oh, Johnson’s plan, oh won’t you let me be, accepted to the Union if I let the slaves go free.”

Using the musical multiple intelligence learning style by creating rhythm and chants or changing lyrics to simple tunes can help your students remember important content. It is a great way to differentiate instruction.

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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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