A differentiated Social Studies Unit

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    • 00:01

      [MUSIC PLAYING][A Differentiated Social Studies Unit]

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      SPEAKER: It does go cross-curricular again,so I can give you an example from social studies.So right now we're working on the studyof Canada, its provinces and territories.So the students have to learn, obviously the provincesand territories and their names, but wehave to go much deeper than that in terms of statistics,understanding natural resources for the various provincesand territories, how the provinces and territories work

    • 00:28

      SPEAKER [continued]: together in terms of exchange in support of goods.We actually do a lot of activities where the students,they go into there questioning for their provinceor territory based on an exemplarthat I have given them.So today, for example, my teaching partner and I,

    • 00:48

      SPEAKER [continued]: we each packed a bag.And we pretended we were going on vacation to Hawaii.And I packed my bag incorrectly.So I took things like figure skates, and tuques, and gloves,and things like that.And so I found it was differentiated enoughthat that activity on its own, because it is soengaging, that in itself can be differentiation

    • 01:12

      SPEAKER [continued]: because the whole class became totally engaged.Now the job that we're going to have themdo tomorrow from that, again, they'reworking in small groups, and they'regoing to have to decide the rest of the things thatare in our suitcase that we haven't shown them yet,but we will unveil tomorrow, whether they're suitableor not, and they'll have to explain why.So the idea though all of that activityis to have them then be able to decide when they

    • 01:34

      SPEAKER [continued]: go on vacation to their province or territoryand they decided what season they're going in,they'll know what to pack.So that's one example.Also through that they are doing a projectand that's our culminating task.And their project is written the same for most students,although they get a difference province or territory,

    • 01:54

      SPEAKER [continued]: but for my at risk learners, theyhave more-- it all has graphic organizers within it,but they're graphic organizer is more teacher led,so they're given a lot more sentence starters, a lot moreprompts, maybe some word boxes and things like that,where the other students are not.So to them they're doing the exact same project.

    • 02:14

      SPEAKER [continued]: And I don't think anybody in my classeven has a clue that they're not workingon the exact same paperwork because they're doing itindividually.So they're going to come out with the same learning.It's just going to be a little bit more teacher ledfor my at risk learners.

A differentiated Social Studies Unit

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This film gives an example of differentiated instruction in social studies.

A differentiated Social Studies Unit

This film gives an example of differentiated instruction in social studies.

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