Document Type

Lesson/Unit Plans and Activities

Publication Date

Fall 12-5-2019




In attempting to deal with high DFW rates in history courses, it is important to be accessible for all students with various abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles. This paper examines Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order help students engage better with the course. UDL focuses on three main interconnected principles, including offering students multiple means of representation to enable them various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, allowing them multiple means of demonstrating what they know, and different means of engagement to tap into learners’ interests, challenge them appropriately, and motivate them to learn. This paper discusses ways of applying UDL and offers an example of an assignment to encourage multiple means of representation of their knowledge.