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Historical Fiction: A Wealth of Interpretations
Historical fiction becomes a platform for exploring different perspectives. The class makes predictions based on illustrations, completes Venn diagrams to compare and contrast differing points of view, and to think about how characters change.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Let's Celebrate Christmas
A fun holiday lesson, this would be a perfect plan for right before the class holiday party. Begin by brainstorming everything your class already knows about Christmas, then read the book Christmas by David F. Marx. Include all of your students by comparing and contrasting other holidays such as Ramadan, Diwali, and Hanukkah with Christmas.
K - 1st Social Studies & History
Guided Reading: Shark Attack
Jump into the ocean to explore different types of sharks! Compare and contrast two sharks. First, read the nonfiction book Shark Attack, and then read informational text about great white sharks and tiger sharks. Finally, learners use the information from the book to compare and contrast the two types of sharks.
2nd - 6th English Language Arts
Two versions of the story Stone Soup are compared in this language arts lesson plan. Young scholars read a version of Stone Soup and discuss the characters, setting and author's purpose. They make a stone soup place-mat, read a second version of Stone Soup, and compare it to the first version.
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
The Mitten Comprehension
Readers use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast two different versions of the story The Mitten. Discussion focuses on how replacing certain verbs within the text affects their understanding and enjoyment of the tale. Comprehension questions and a Tic Tac Toes game are referenced but not included.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Comparing Famous Americans
How are Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony similar? Elementary learners compare and contrast the lives of these two American greats using a Venn diagram. They make timelines about their lives and write paragraphs about their accomplishments.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Who Fought for the Confederacy?
Did the Confederate Army really consist of southern volunteers? Using primary sources, historians examine the story behind the "Twenty Negro Law" and realities of conscription during the Civil War. A letter and a lithograph (included as links) inspire a whole-class discussion.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
Exploring/Comparing Pilgrim Children: On the Mayflower
It all begins with the book On the Mayflower, by Kate Walsh. Third graders will review vocabulary from the book then get into groups to participate in four different learning centers focused on the idea that things, people, and ideas change over time.
3rd Social Studies & History
Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Fractured Fairy Tales
Through reading and writing, learners explore common elements found in fairy tales. After discussing traditional fairy tales, class members listen to The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by John Scieszka, a hilarious retelling of the classic tale from the point of view of the wolf.
3rd - 8th English Language Arts
I Can Do Anything
Youngsters explore simple concepts concerning gender stereotypes by brainstorming the things that boys and girls can do as individuals and then reading a book that talks about the stereotypes of boys and girls. They illustrate things a boy can do and things a girl can do before and after the book and discussion.
Pre-K - K Visual & Performing Arts
Distinguished Discoveries: Florida quarter reverse
Florida's state quarter has an image of a space shuttle and a Spanish Galleon on its reverse side. Pupils will examine the state quarter and think about how the Spanish explorers and Space explorers are the same and different. The class will be split into two groups and either research the Spanish or Astronauts, then they get together to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercise: The Spread of Islam II
Prompt your class to write about the spread of Islam. They'll answer three essay questions about Islam. They explain how Islam spread into Africa, Asia, and Europe, compare and contrast Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, then describe Islamic Law.
7th - 8th English Language Arts
A Practical Experiment In Colonization
Role-play and simulation exercises are fantastic ways to help learners understand the reality behind many social and historical events. Pretending they are colonists, upper graders choose a location, create a history, establish laws, and design their village.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Symbol of Protection
Young art critics consider symbolic protection as it has been used in various cultures around the globe. They view body art from the Marquesas Islands, looking for animals, letter, shapes, and patterns. They compare and contrast body art that symbolizes protection and then design a protective tattoo of their own.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Sharing My Older Friend With Others
Elementary learners explore the difference between aged characters and young characters in literature. They use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the attributes given to both younger and older characters in different pieces of literature.
K - 6th English Language Arts
Winter vs. Summer
Young learners explore the differences between winter and summer. They learn about seasons while practicing the skills of comparing and contrasting as they create seasons collages, complete a season T-chart, sort and classify winter and summer clothing, and write about the different clothes they wear during these seasons.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts
Geography of Canada
All about Canada! Learners explore the geography and providences of Canada by watching videos, studying maps and conducting internet research. By the end of this lesson, your class should be able to locate major areas and compare and contrast provinces.
K - 5th English Language Arts
Have your learners read a folktale? Explore some popular folktales with your class. Read Little Red Riding Hood and discuss the elements that make up this type of reading. Learners then investigate the characters and settings before having a group discussion comparing and contrasting the characters, settings, and plot events.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts