Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

Response of labor to Industrialization differentiated instruction lesson plan for middle school social studies

The Response of Labor to Industrialization Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan and Revised PowerPoint is now available at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kasha-Mastrodomenico! I specialize in middle school social studies differentiated instruction. This lesson plan focuses on the NYS 8th grade social studies curriculum and standards.

Social Studies Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

The following are the essential questions used in the Response of Labor to Industrialization differentiated instruction lesson plan:

  • Who entered the workforce and what kind of work did they do?
  • How did the roles of workers change?
  • What are unions and how did they work for improvements in the work place?
  • What were the results that the unions achieved?

This differentiated instruction lesson plans starts off with the essential vocabulary as the anticipatory set and includes the following vocabulary words: industrialization, anarchist, labor union, strike, boycotts, closed shop, and yellow-dog contract.  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.

differentiated instruction vocabulary

There are two different ability levels of the PowerPoint to differentiate instruction; enriched and basic. There is an enriched note sheet that can be used with both PowerPoints. There is also a basic note sheet for each of the PowerPoints. Below are the notes that are in “The Response of Labor to Industrialization” PowerPoint. (Only headings are shown in the preview below.) 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. Choose the level that will work the best for your students or if you have a co-teacher you can parallel teach and use both of them.


The Response of Labor to Industrialization

  • Industrialization Created a Larger Workforce and Complex Work
  • Working Conditions Changed and Placed Hardships on the Workers (3 slides)
  • Roots of Modern Labor Unionism (6 slides)
  • Labor as a Reform Movement in Other Aspects of Society

Social Studies Differentiated Instruction

social studies differentiated instruction

social studies differentiated instruction

social studies differentiated instruction

social studies differentiated instruciton

(Above) Basic Note Sheets

social studies differentiated instruction

(Above) Enriched Note Sheets

The activity allows students to choose how they work; individual, partners or groups of four. Make sure that all students work in mixed ability levels unless they are working individually. If you allow lower level students to work individually, you will need to guide them more.The students will create 3 metaphors based on the notes that were provided. These metaphors will summarize the content. Each group should have their own activity sheet to work from. There is a rubric to help you grade. This activity does not use differentiated instruction.

factors of production activity

For the concluding set students will answer the essential questions during a class discussion or have your students write the answers as a ticket out the door.

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Kasha Mastrodomenico



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