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How to Teach about Progressive Era Trusts using Differentiated Instruction

How to Teach Progressive Era Trusts with Differentiated Instruction

Trusts are something that multiple companies or industries created and gave power over to a council to reduce competition and increase profits. During the Progressive Era trusts became a big political issue because of the corruption that was associated with the trusts. The federal government had to intervene and created a series of laws meant to help fix the situation. These are listed at a later section of this article with the content that is included in this Progressive Era: Trusts Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan.

Teachers can differentiate instruction during their Progressive Era Trusts mini-lessons while they reinforce the content. I recommend presenting the content “traditionally” first. In other words, use the Logical and Linguistic Multiple Intelligences through the means of lecture. Then reintroduce it by using the other Multiple Intelligences like the Musical Multiple Intelligence, Spatial Multiple Intelligence, Interpersonal Multiple Intelligence, Intrapersonal Multiple Intelligence, and Kinesthetic Multiple Intelligence. For some examples of differentiated instruction using Multiple Intelligence in this manner click on the links of the content.

Not only can teachers use the Multiple Intelligence Theory to differentiate instruction but they can also use leveling or tiering. They can create two levels of their Progressive Era: Trusts mini-lesson. This is especially helpful for a co-teaching situation. The basic level should use simplified language and the enriched version should increase the level of vocabulary used as well as an increase in critical thinking exercises. Create two different note sheets for this type of mini-lesson that will help challenge both ability levels of students.

The following is a list of content that can be useful during a Progressive Era: Trusts differentiated instruction lesson plan:

  • 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

There are other parts of a lesson plan besides the mini-lesson that delivers the content on the Progressive Era trusts. They are listed below. Follow the links to see how you can differentiate instruction for each part of this lesson plan. If they are not there now they will be soon!

  • differentiated instruction levels of a Progressive Era: Trusts vocabulary work sheet.
  • 3 choices of differentiated instruction activities with rubrics and student choice sheet
  • differentiated instruction flow chart graphic organizers
  • 1 paragraph writing assignment

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many social studies 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

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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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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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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.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico offers many activity templates for differentiated instruction using the multiple intelligence learning styles. Check it out!

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Kasha Mastrodomenico

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