Summer 8-15-2016



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Laura Halldin

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Lucinda Stelle

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Rebecca Kreitzer


Teachers in classrooms today are challenged with students with a ride range of abilities necessitating differentiation in the classroom. Faced with increasingly heterogeneous populations of students, including the mainstreaming of special education students, teachers are challenged to develop curricula that is matched to students’ abilities. This project focused on how to adapt state mandated grade level content to multiple instructional levels. Included in this project is a differentiated unit on the American Revolution based on Minnesota fifth grade standards. The unit is differentiated to first grade, third grade and fifth grade reading and writing levels. This project demonstrates how teachers can adapt curriculum in a classroom so that all students maximize their learning and learn grade level content at their instructional level.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development


Assessment, Curriculum, Special Education, Technology

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