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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis lesson focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read informational text to find out how different and how similar these two leaders were.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 233 Views 339 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing and Contrasting
Do your scholars understand compare and contrast? Introduce the concept using this interactive Venn Diagram. Learners engage with you as you point out things in the class that are the same and different. Personalize it by comparing students themselves based on shirt color, seats, etc.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 29 Views 147 Downloads
Compare and Contrast a Cookie and a Cracker
Students write an essay comparing and contrasting two like items. For this informative writing lesson, students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast a cracker and an Oreo cookie. Students write an informative five paragraph essay on the similarities and differences of the two items.
7th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 53 Downloads
Hamilton and Burr : Compare and Contrast
Who were Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton? High schoolers examine the character traits of these historical figures and watch the video, The Duel. Hamilton vs. Burr: An Event that Changed History (available from PBS), to gain an understanding of the relationship between the two.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 79 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting
Introduce your class to the concept of comparing and contrasting with this activity. After modeling a Venn diagram, help your young scholars find the similarities and differences between two pictures. They can then work on their own Venn diagrams to reinforce their new skill.
K - 1st Language Arts 5 Views 105 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hamilton and Burr: Compare and Contrast
Eleventh graders compare and contrast political visions. In this early American history lesson, 11th graders research the political stances of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Students then compose compare and contrast essays about the views of Burr and Hamilton.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Paragraphs
Elucidate the difference between comparison and contrast writing. Brief and clear definitions with paragraph examples highlight key terms and vocabulary used to indicate similarities or differences. Have writers pick two objects and get to comparing or contrasting!
4th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 82 Downloads
Reptiles and Amphibians Compare and Contrast
Would you rather touch an amphibian or a reptile? Challenge your young zoologists' comparing and contrasting skills with this lesson plan, in which they review classifications of other animals before filling out worksheets on reptiles and amphibians.
K - 3rd Science 23 Views 181 Downloads
Building Bridges for Young Learners -- Community
Learners compare and contrast communities.They explore factors that influence how people live, the roles of adults and children, and the interaction of people who live and work within a community. The lesson focuses on the country of Cape Verde.
K - 5th Social Studies & History 18 Views 105 Downloads
The Prince and the Pauper Lesson Plan
Students practice the skill of comparing and contrasting. In this historical literature lesson, students compare and contrast elements of London's culture in the 1500s to that of the present day. Students use the Mark Twain novel The Prince and the Pauper as a guide to understanding 1500s London culture.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Compare and Contrast Cultures
Using informational text to make cross cultural comparisons is a great way to build a global understanding and comparative analysis skills. With several handy worksheets and a Venn diagram the class will read to make cross textual comparisons about specific topics related to all cultures.
3rd Language Arts 41 Views 335 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Compare and Contrast Knowledge of Vietnam War
Kids compare and contrast knowledge of the Vietnam War. They consider what they know and how their knowledge has changed after listening to oral histories from the war. They compare the understanding of the war from the perspective of stakeholders involved.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting a Desert Reptile and a Rainforest Mammal
First graders compare and contrast two different type of animals while also making predictions, observations, and asking provocative questioning. In this compare and contrast lesson, 1st graders acquire knowledge about why some animals are able to live and survive in certain environments while others are not.
1st Science 3 Views 13 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Night to Life is Beautiful
After reading Elie Wiesel's Night, watching the movie Life is Beautiful, and researching World War II, class members write a comparison essay on the book and film. This includes a prior knowledge activity, discussion in whole and small group, graphic organizers, a multi-step writing process, accommodations/adaptations, assessment ideas, and more.
8th - 10th Language Arts 4 Views 39 Downloads