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The Last Word: Using Critical Thinking and Analysis to Reach a Decision
Want to explore the process of writing a persuasive essay and tie it in with the upcoming elections? Class members use Venn diagrams and the hamburger model of persuasive writing to write a five-paragraph essay on elections and candidates. After they describe the candidate they believe should be elected, they participate in an election, and tally the results.
5th - 9th Language Arts 7 Views 539 Downloads
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 Language Arts 10 Views 149 Downloads
Why Do We Have Governments?
Young scholars explore the contract of renting land for the Ipswich Public Schools. In this compare and contrast lesson, students compare and contrast a contract made in 1650 to the contract of 2008. Young scholars work in groups, read newspaper articles and list differences in the two contracts.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Venn Diagram of Creation Myths
After reading the two informational passages, pupils will compare and contrast. They will create a Venn Diagram showing the differences and similarities between the Shinto Creation Myth and the Creation Myth found in the Christian Bible. There are so many myths to compare and contrast, this is only the beginning.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 16 Views 108 Downloads
Comparing North Carolina and Texas
Provide your class with a motivating way to engage in a compare and contrast activity. The activity creatively employs a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast aspects of Texas and North Carolina. Not only could this lesson be adjusted to accommodate any two states, it could also be used in conjunction with a unit on Holes by Louis Sachar.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Music and Animation: 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Music has been used to convey thoughts, feelings, and the human condition for thousands of years. Your class will analyze several songs hear in the animated classic, "Charlie Brown." They will listen to several jazz pieces from the show, and then compare and contrast Wynton Marsalis' and Vince Guaraldi's arrangement of the song "Linus and Lucy.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 23 Views 124 Downloads
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 young scholars by comparing and contrasting other holidays such as Ramadan, Diwali, and Hanukkah with Christmas.
K - 1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 97 Downloads
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 Language Arts 23 Views 424 Downloads
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 3 Views 120 Downloads
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 3 Views 8 Downloads
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 7 Views 26 Downloads
Two versions of the story Stone Soup are compared in this language arts lesson. Students 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 Language Arts 20 Views 106 Downloads
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 Language Arts 16 Views 101 Downloads
There's No Place Like Home
Have your class compare and contrast the characteristics of the planets. First, they label a diagram of the Earth. Then, they identify the characteristics of other planets. Finally, they compare the planets, and share which would be the best to colonize.
6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
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 48 Views 154 Downloads
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 Language Arts 25 Views 394 Downloads
Lon Po Po: A Chinese Fairytale
Explore Chinese fairy tales with young readers. They will read an American fairytale and a Chinese fairy tale then use a T-Chart to compare and contrast them. Finally, they retell the story in their own words and note the illustrations of each book.
K - 1st Language Arts 15 Views 50 Downloads
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 5 Views 21 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 5 Views 16 Downloads