http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico continues to create quality social studies differentiated instruction lesson plans as the year goes on. My newest one is “The Presidency of Lincoln“. It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. Below shows what is included in it.
This social studies differentiated instruction lesson plan includes:
- Lesson Plan
- There are three different ability levels of vocabulary sheets. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking by making the students write the definition in their own words. The average version has students filling in the blanks of the definitions. The basic version has the complete definition to allow them to read the definition and then work on step two, which is on all of the versions; write a sentence or draw a picture to show understanding of the vocabulary word.
- There are two ability levels of the same PowerPoint. There is an enriched note sheet that goes with both the enriched version and the basic version of the PowerPoint. There are two basic level note sheets; one for the basic version and one for the enriched version of the PowerPoint. The different ability leveled note sheets allow some to do more critical thinking and others to focus on the content and then review with a partner after each slide is presented.This provides repetition for students who need it. You can use parallel teaching if a co-teacher is available and split the class or you will need to decide which PowerPoint will benefit the majority of your students for each class.
- There are two primary source or document based question (DBQ) activities. The first is on the Gettysburg Address. The second is on the Emancipation Proclamation. There are two levels of each primary source; basic and enriched. The basic version simplifies the documents and breaks it up into manageable sections. The enriched version allows for more critical thinking. You can have students work in similar ability pairs, groups or individually. You can do this activity either during the PowerPoint when you get to the documents used or you can wait until the mini-lesson is over and do it as a full activity session.
The Presidency of Lincoln differentiated instruction lesson plan also comes with a Leveled PowerPoint mini-lesson (Basic and Enriched versions). It includes the following content:
- Essential questions
- Personal Leadership
- Gettysburg Address
- Emancipation Proclamation
To find out where you can find the “Presidency of Lincoln” differentiated instruction lesson plan and PowerPoint, click here.