Spring 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Patty Born Selly


This capstone project by Will Stackhouse, entitled “Teaching Julius Caesar with Differentiated Instruction: A Curriculum Unit Approach,” works through the main question which leads through the capstone project. The main concern of this project is dedicated towards putting the fun back into education, and how an instructor can create an educational curriculum which is based on the material at hand that will excite and help the student to learn. The challenges of differentiated instruction are that the process takes time and energy in the setup phase, but it leads to significant learning experiences. In approaching a four hundred-year old document which is written in Elizabethan English, how would one capture students’ interest? This is accomplished by using the newer approach known as differentiated instruction, which brings various senses into play and allows various approaches to be used based on the students’ strengths. Through approaching this material and reviewing literature, this project developed into a series of differentiated lessons that proved effective for learners in multiple ways using multiple approaches. The author found this approach effective in curriculum development, lesson completion, and the process opened a door to intellectual curiosity in students.

Project Type



Curriculum, Multiple Intelligences

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Education Commons