Social Studies Differentiation
GCU ELM 550
Part 1: Lesson Plan
Social studies standard:
Construct a simple map, using cardinal directions and
Identify and classify uses of everyday objects through drawings,
diagrams, sculptures, or other visual means.
By the end of this lesson students will be able to identify regions of the
state of California as well as identify and find direction using a compass through drawings and
and visual diagrams.
Description of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts (100-150
For this learning activity students will receive a paper with an outline of California.
They will need to use any of the provided materials such as dried beans, corn, peas, rice or oats
to fill in the map with the regions of the state along with a legend to identity the regions. The
students must also include a compass on their map and the state capitol. This lesson integrates
social studies and art by teaching
the students about their state as well as allowing them to use
their creative mind to create a map using everyday items to show the different regions of the