Social Studies DifferentiationPart 1: Lesson PlanGrade level:2ndgradeSocial studies standard:SS.2.15: Identifycultural contributions and differences made bypeople from various regions in the United States using literature, documents, and oralaccounts.Arts standard:MU.K-2.13: Demonstrate understanding of relationshipsbetween music andother arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.Learning objective:SWBAT explain what Mardi Gras is.1-2 learning objectives:SWBAT discuss the history of Mardi Gras; SWBATlist traditionsassociated with Mardi GrasDescription of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts (100-150words):Research shows that hands-on learning helps increase student engagement andimproves retention of the information learned.I plan to have the students work in groups of 3-4 students to create a classroom book about Mardi Gras. Each group will havea different topicto write and draw about (e.g. King cakes, Krewes, ormasks). Each group will complete theirportion of the book and present itto the class, then the class as a whole will put their partstogether to create a classroom book about Mardi Grasand itstraditions. Teachers can usestudent made books to teach concepts and to make learning memorable. In the end, the kidsgeta finished product filled with great learning, and the teachers get kids who love to learn.Formative Assessment:Have students look at a picture of a person in a Mardi Grasmask/costume,and ask them whythey think the person isin such a fancy costume?Why do you think people celebrate Mardi Gras?