Expanding the Nation's Boundaries Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

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Kasha Mastrodomenico
Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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27 pages
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The "Expanding the Nation's Boundaries" differentiated instruction lesson plan uses ability levels to differentiate instruction. The following is the content included:

Native American Concessions
Monroe Doctrine
Sphere of Influence
Adams-Onis Treaty
Louisiana Purchase
Pinckney Treaty

Included with this lesson plan is:

1. Lesson Plan with mini-lesson notes and links
2. 3 Ability Levels of Vocabulary Sheets
3. 2 Ability Levels of Note Sheets for Enriched PowerPoint
4. Basic Level of Note Sheets for Basic PowerPoint
5. Student Choice Sheet
6. 2 Ability Levels of Billboard Activity with Rubric (drawing a picture and creating a slogan to relate to the Louisiana Purchase and the purchase of Florida; steps are easy to follow and include student tasks and time limits for each step to keep students on task and moving along)
7. Homework Paragraph Writing with Grading Checklist

There is a PowerPoint that goes along with this lesson plan but it is sold separately. It could save you time cutting, pasting and designing your own with the notes that are included in the lesson above. You can find the PowerPoint by going here: Expanding the Nation's Boundaries PowerPoint

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This was last revised on 12/4/2013. All links worked on that date. I cannot guarantee links because I do not control the internet.

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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
2 days
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