Differentiated Lesson Plan – Christopher Columbus
Dear sir or madam,” and “sincerely. Send the letters to the following organizations and have the student’s questions be directed toward what happened to the Native Americans because of Columbus and what happened to them after Columbus came. Differentiated Lesson Plan pg 3 Students performing about or well above grade level will: 1. In at least 3 complete sentences describe the feelings of the settlers as they were making their journey to America. Things to think about, What kind of supplies do you think they brought with them? How much of these supplies do you think they had to bring knowing that they may be without food or shelter for awhile.
2. What if any community rules do you think were implemented when the settlers came to America? 3.
Have the students create a time line of when Columbus was born, until he died. Include important dates in Columbus’ life like the following: the day he set sail for his first voyage, the day he landed, the day he returned to Spain, dates of other voyages, etc.
4. At the conclusion of the reader’s theater, have the students complete a character sketch of Columbus. Include his origin, his characteristic of endurance, his characteristic of pride and not letting others tell him he was wrong, his great sailing abilities, etc 5. Have the students write letters to different organizations for information about Christopher Columbus. Explain to the students what a good letter needs to consist of.
For example, the first paragraph should explain what the students are studying in class. The second paragraph should be the questions that they want answered. The third paragraph should show appreciation. Explain to the children also where to indent, where commas should go in a letter and appropriate words to use such as “Dear sir or madam,” and “sincerely. ” Send the letters to the following organizations and have the student’s questions be directed toward what happened to the Native Americans because of Columbus and what happened to them after Columbus came. Students in group A will begin work by sitting in a group at a table or in a separate spot in the room on the floor, depending on how many students are in the class.
Each student in the group will work independently on the art project, for students within the group that need additional help with drawing , they will paired with a peer. Then when they are done, collectively they will work on discussion questions. Once all discussion questions and art projects are done, groups A and B will share their work with the entire class. Then we will all come back together as a class and discuss what we have learned. Then to continue the unit we will discuss any letters that the students might have received. Discuss that even though Columbus’ arrival was a great discovery for the people of Europe, it proved to be unfortunate for the Native Americans. Then ask the students a final question: “What do you know about Columbus’ voyage and also how the voyage affected the Native Americas?
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Dear sir or madam,” and “sincerely. Send the letters to the following organizations and have the student’s questions be directed toward what happened to the Native Americans because of Columbus […]