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Differentiation1Social Studies DifferentiationAmanda Leigh Pate PopeGrand Canyon University – ELM 550January 23, 2019
Differentiation2Social Studies DifferentiationPart 1: Lesson PlanGrade level:Social studies standard:1.H.1 Understand that history tells a story of how people andevents changed society over time1.H.1.3 Explain why national holidays are celebratedArts standard:Integrate knowledge and personal experience while responding to, creatingand representing artistic worksLearning objective:Students will recall facts about Martin Luther King for a lotus followedby drawing a picture that represents what Martin Luther King or Martin Luther King Daymeans to them.1-2 learning objectives:(Student Friendly)I can draw pictures that show what something means to me.I canlist things that I have learned about people and their lives.Description of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts (100-150words):During the month of January, Martin Luther King is discussed at great length in allgrades.I will activate students’ prior knowledge during a class discussion about what they didin Kindergarten to celebrate MLK.I will have a power point with pictures (for my visuallearners) about MLK.I will show them the lotus that they will be doing and explain how to doit, along with drawing a picture that shows me what MLK and/or MLK day mean to each ofthem.We will close by discussing the importance of national holidays and why they think thatwe have a holiday to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King.Formative Assessment:Formative assessments are used throughout the lesson to track and
Differentiation3monitor student progress and comprehension.For this specific lesson the class discussionserves as a formative assessment as well.In addition to the specified learning activity thereare several different ways that I could formally assess students.Before the students begin towork on their illustrations, it would be an ideal time to work on a timeline of the life of MartinLuther King.Our lesson will go over numerous facts, some of which were discussed whenactivating prior knowledge.In addition to the timeline helping students to recall informationand build on their prior knowledge it will give me an opportunity to assess theircomprehension of the lesson.In first grade it is important that studentscansequence eventscorrectly, although that is not themain objective of this lesson.