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:
- Free Enterprise
- Vertical Integration
- Horizontal Integration
- United States Steel Corporation
- Standard Oil
- Northern Security Company
- Grover Cleveland
- Interstate Commerce Act
- Sherman Antitrust Act
- Teddy Roosevelt
- Department of Commerce and Labor
- Elkins Act
- Hepburn Act
- Federal Trade Commission Act
- Clayton Antitrust Act
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!
- 3 differentiated instruction levels of a Progressive Era: Trusts vocabulary work sheet.
- 3 choices of differentiated instruction activities with rubrics and student choice sheet
- 2 differentiated instruction flow chart graphic organizers
- 1 paragraph writing assignment
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