Interest Based Differentiation
While all students have different interests, a few common themes run across most classrooms. We anticipate these common interests to include sports and music. By anticipating these interests we will be able to get a head start and ready materials appropriate to these interests. We will model how demographic shifts look in sports, where at the professional level all over the world diversity has increased rapidly in the last century. We will also model how demographic shifts are reflected in music where assimilation and integration of different cultural styles has created a whole new breed of music that continues to evolve as rapidly as the spreading diversity. Students will be encouraged to examine the role that demographics play in whatever their interest may be and for those students that want help getting started, our examples for sports and music will be there for them to adapt based on their preference of sport or musical generes. As a whole the assignment gives the students a great deal of choice in deciding how to portray differentiation and because it is such a wide-sweeping concept it is hard to imagine even an obscure student interest that does not in some way relate to the reality of demographic shifts.