The best way to differentiate instruction in Social Studies is by using a choice board! This Challenges of a New Nation Differentiated Choice Board is a fun way to get students to be hands-on with their learning through technology, writing, and art!
This product aligns perfectly with the Georgia 4th Grade standard:
SS4H5 The student will analyze the challenges faced by the new nation.
a. Identify the weaknesses of the government established by the Articles of Confederation.
b. Identify the major leaders of the Constitutional Convention (James Madison and Benjamin Franklin) and describe the major issues they debated, including the rights of states, the Great Compromise, and slavery.
c. Identify the three branches of the U. S. government as outlined by the Constitution, describe what they do, how they relate to each other (checks and balances and separation of power), and how they relate to the states.
d. Identify and explain the rights in the Bill of Rights, describe how the Bill of Rights places limits on the power of government, and explain the reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution in 1791.
e. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House