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Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

I am proud to announce that we now have the “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan on http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico! I specialize in middle school social studies differentiated instruction. If you are an American History teacher, you will want to check out my store. My store will save you a lot of time during those short planning periods.

The areas below show you what is included in the “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan. It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards but will work for many other states as well.

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Constitution as a Living Document Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:

  • Lesson Plan
  • 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets

 

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

Differentiated Instruction Vocabulary

  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Enriched PowerPoint
  • 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for the Basic PowerPoint (Enriched note sheets works for the Basic PowerPoint Version too)

 

Basic Level Note Sheets

Basic Level Note Sheets

  • Activity Choice Sheet to help teachers plan for the activity

 

Activity Choice Sheet

Activity Choice Sheet

  • 2 Choices of Activities based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory with rubrics for each (Nonfiction Rhyming Poem and Rap and Dance)

 

Differentiated Instruction Activities

Differentiated Instruction Activities

The “Constitution as a Living Document” differentiated instruction lesson plan also comes with a Leveled PowerPoint mini-lesson. It includes the following content:

  • elastic clause
  • amendments
  • bill of rights
  • judicial review
  • unconstitutional

 

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document differentiated instruction PowerPoint

Constitution as a Living Document differentiated instruction PowerPoint

To find out where you can find this incredible resource, click on the link below:

http://socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com/where-can-i-find-the-constitution-as-a-living-document-differentiated-instruction-lesson-plan/

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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

What are resources to help differentiate instruction for NYS social studies?

NYS social studies can be a difficult subject to teach with the immense amount of material that needs to be covered each year. There are a lot of places on the web that provide resources for NYS social studies teachers. Two of them are provided below:

I bet most NYS social studies teachers don’t realize that they can email their NYS board of education and actually get a reply from them. I taught social studies in NY for 5 years and I didn’t know that I could do this until recently. It would have saved me a lot of time during my planning. Using them as a resource can help you become a more effective NYS social studies teacher. You can find the email by going to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/aboutus.html and look under social studies.

Another great resource for NYS social studies is http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. It follows the NYS core curriculum and standards. It offers differentiated instruction resources for NYS social studies. It contains the following resources:

You can also connect with me, Kasha Mastrodomenico, on Linkedin.com. I will be happy to help you in anyway.

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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

What is the NYS Social Studies Core Curriculum?

The NYS Social Studies core curriculum is a guide for NYS social studies teachers that the New York State Board of Education demands are taught. The New York State Core Curriculum includes every grade level from k-12. It contains a nice spiral curriculum, adding knowledge to knowledge. With each piece of content is the theme, related standards and connections that can be made. The following is the site to find the New York State Core Curriculum: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/pub/sscore1.pdf

A good site that will help NYS  social studies teachers plan for differentiated instruction lesson plans is my site http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico. I base my lessons and PowerPoints off of the NYS  social studies standards and core curriculum. Check it out!

 

Written by,

Kasha Mastrodomenico (Connect with me on Linkedin.com)

http://www.socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

kasha@socialstudiesdifferentiatedinstruction.com

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