Using differentiation to support struggling students in a mixed-ability social studies classroom
The research topics addressed in this project are: differentiation, manageable strategies for differentiating a lesson, and assessment/grading as it relates to differentiated work. Motivated to support struggling students in her seventh-grade History class, the author first researched differentiation using multiple sources including works by field expert, Carol Tomlinson. Then the author developed differentiated curriculum for a two-week unit on the Holocaust utilizing the literature and theory as the foundation. The unit includes the use of two differentiation strategies: tiering and project menus. The author describes the need for tiered assignments to assist the students in reaching the objective at their readiness level.
Drow, Stephanie, "Using differentiation to support struggling students in a mixed-ability social studies classroom" (2009). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2181.