The Silk Road Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan

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Kasha Mastrodomenico
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The Silk Road was a trade route that crossed Asia and connected it with Europe. This differentiated instruction lesson plan differentiates using leveling and the Multiple Intelligence Theory. The content includes:

1. What the Silk Road was
2. Who traveled on the Silk Road
3. Effects of the Silk Road
4. Exchange of goods
5. Exchange of ideas
6. Increasing the economy
7. Dangers of the Silk Road.

The following resources are included in the The Silk Road Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan:

1. 3 levels of vocabulary sheets
2. 2 levels of note sheets that go along with the PowerPoint (PowerPoint is sold separately)
3. 3 activities that allow for student choice; diorama, diary, and musical skit with rubrics
4. 3 levels of graphic organizers with answer key
5. Homework there is a paragraph writing assignment with a checklist for grading

It also provides many different MI ideas and ways to connect the PowerPoint mini-lesson (you will have to purchase that separately) to background knowledge and be reinforced. You can follow this link to get the PowerPoint: The Silk Road PowerPoint

This is also now part of a lesson plan and PowerPoint BUNDLE that can SAVE you $1.01! You can find the BUNDLE here: The Silk Road Bundle

This was last revised on 11/19/2013. Thank you in advance for rating and commenting on this item. Please be specific when you comment so that other teachers know why you commented the way you did. It also helps me become a better teacher and writer.

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35 pages
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Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.


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