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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 5 Views 11 Downloads
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 Language Arts 9 Views 20 Downloads
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 13 Views 36 Downloads
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 4 Views 9 Downloads
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 Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
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 Language Arts 5 Views 77 Downloads
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 Language Arts 31 Views 183 Downloads
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 3 Views 56 Downloads
Courtship and Marriage
Students research the concept of courtship and marriage as it pertains to early New England and explore the values and culture that shaped our history. In this courtship and marriage lesson, students examine primary source documents that provide historical information.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Going to Mars
Pupils get to choose what project they'd most like to complete. Using what they know about Earth and Mars, they get into project groups to compare and contrast each planet. They must answer the question, "How can we live on Mars?" Project options include: Brochure, Collage, Poster, Power Point, or Song.
6th Science 6 Views 31 Downloads
Use this complete and simple lesson plan to help your class examine the main characters in Kipling's story Rikki-Tkki-Tavi. A fun and creative pre-reading activity, coupled with two different graphic organizers, help to scaffold young readers' reading comprehension and character analysis skills.
7th Language Arts 21 Views 80 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Ottoman Empire
Here are three great questions in need of three great short answers. Learners can write about the conquest of the Byzantine Empire, compare and contrast Ottoman and Feudal laws, and describe Ottoman military advantages.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 13 Views 55 Downloads
Writing Exercises: English Settlements in North America
A great writing exercise should have it all. This one requires learners to think critically about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and summarizing. They compose responses to five short answer questions regarding Spanish and English Settlements, the Treaty of Tordesillas, mercantilism, and King Philip's war.
9th - 11th Language Arts 20 Views 51 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The French Revolution
The French Revolution is the topic for today's instructional activity. Young historical analysts write a response to five critical thinking questions. They compare and contrast, define effects, describe the Old Regime, and analyze French government.
9th - 10th Language Arts 20 Views 61 Downloads
Writing Exercises: World War II, #3
The class responds to three writing prompts focused on WWII. They describe the role Adolf Hitler played in the war, compare and contrast German and British views of the war, and explain the geographical scope of the war at its height.
9th - 11th Language Arts 5 Views 28 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Chinese Communist Revolution, #2
Changes aren't always as easy as they seem, sometimes the require a revolution. Kids examine the role women play in modern China, compare and contrast the Chinese and American views of liberation, and describe Mao Zedong's role in the Chinese Communist Revolution.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Writing Exercises: Patterns of Change, #3
Change is an inevitable factor of all existence and your class has the task of looking at three different patterns of change that affect our modern world. Question one focuses on advancements that have prolonged the average life expectancy.
9th - 11th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Compare and Contrast: Literary Analysis
Great for a reading intervention or remedial Language Arts class, this lesson uses two stories from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III ("Terri Jackson" and "Mary Lou" to reinforce note-taking skills, story elements, and comparing and contrasting.
7th Language Arts 6 Views 42 Downloads
The Country Mouse and the City Mouse - Compare and Contrast
After reading The Country Mouse and The City Mouse, 4th graders go to the computer lab to learn how they can use the program Inspiration to help them organize information. They use a variety of graphic organizers to list how each of the two main characters in the story are similar and different.
4th 21st Century Skills 6 Views 13 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Little Pigs
Young readers consider two books: "Three Little Pigs" and "True Story of the Three Little Pigs." They compare and contrast the events, objects, stories, and people. Everyone works together to create a Venn Diagram of the information.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 4 Views 15 Downloads