Howard Gardner created a theory of multiple intelligences that is a wonderful way to teach students that there is more than one way to learn and grow your understanding of the world! Teaching about multiple intelligences opens up a new way to better connect with your students and understand their strengths, challenges, interests, and dislikes. Students can have the opportunity to grow their awareness of how they learn and where their strengths lie. Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences include:
Teachers can introduce the theory using handouts, videos, and discussions. Then, students will create a spider map using the Storyboard Creator that illustrates and describes how each of the multiple intelligences apply to them. Students should use illustrations and short descriptions to describe what each category means and how it applies to their own life.
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Objective: Demonstrate your knowledge of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences by defining and illustrating each as they apply to you.
Requirements: Illustrations and descriptions for each of the 8 multiple intelligences.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards