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Comparing and Contrasting Hinduism and Buddhism
Engage historians in world religions through personal stories. This activity has groups analyzing two personal accounts to determine who practices Hinduism and who Buddhism. Four roles are indicated: reader, writer, presenter, and organizer.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 68 Views 323 Downloads
T-Chart: Compare and Contrast
An alternative to a Venn diagram, this T-Chart guides young readers through comparing and contrasting two different items or concepts. They explore how the ideas are alike in the first column, and different in the second. Extend the lesson into a writing assignment to reinforce the concept.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 10 Views 124 Downloads
Comparing and Contrasting Fiction and Nonfiction
Second graders analyze differences between fiction and nonfiction texts. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, 2nd graders review texts, discuss similarities and differences, and complete a Venn Diagram.
2nd Language Arts 9 Views 38 Downloads
Inferring About Characters Based on How They Respond to Challenges (Chapter 4: "Los Higos/Figs")
How do you know what a character's personality is like if an author doesn't tell you? With a focus on character development in Esperanza Rising, pupils complete a jigsaw activity to analyze the actions of Mama, Abuelita, and Miguel.
5th - 7th Language Arts 122 Views 157 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Was the War of 1812 Our Second War of Independence?
Though it occurred almost 40 years later, could the United States have been fighting for their independence again in the War of 1812? Using appropriate primary source material from each of the two wars, compare and contrast the situation that American citizens found themselves in, making connections and drawing parallels through inquiry and discussion.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 89 Views 64 Downloads CCSS: Designed
John Lewis: Non-Violent Activism
After comparing and contrasting non-violent and violent social movements, your young historians will take a closer look at the work and influence of John Lewis on the civil rights movement. They will then choose a current social justice movement to study and present to the class using a variety of creative options.
6th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
A Trip Around the World
How do the rights of citizens in other countries, such as India, Germany, Brazil, and Iran, compare to those of Americans? Take a closer look at the provisions of various foreign constitutions, and compare and contrast the protections and responsibilities of citizens around the world.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Author's Voice
Follow the procedural details here to model for your class how to identify author's voice in two poems, "Since Hannah Moved Away" by Judith Viorst and Mirriam Chaikin's "I Hate Harry." Together, determine voice and the words that reveal it in two other poems.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Compare and Contrast Textual Details
Activate analysis skills with the video and related materials provided here. Using a Venn diagram, class members compare and contrast the two roads in Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." Ask your learners to think about how the comparison helps them to see the conflict in a different way and focus on using specific details from the text in the Venn diagram.
4 mins 7th - 8th Language Arts 13 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Interpreting Works of Art:The Compare and Contrast Method
Through analyzing two Renaissance works of art, have your class describe elements and principles, subject matter, history and medium. They use a compare and contrast strategy to interpret the meaning of the works of art. This is a motivating way to explore these topics.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 41 Views 145 Downloads
Compare and Contrast Art
Practice the skill of compare and contrast. First, show learners the different pairs of artwork in the project packet (included). Then, each learner chooses one of the pairs and finds the similarities and differences between the pictures. The lesson ends with each learner preparing a one-page paper.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 268 Downloads
Introduce: Comparison and Contrast
Class discussions can really make concepts come to life. The class discusses the differences between compare and contrast, read a book, then talk about ways they can compare events or characters in the story. Good leading question are included for struggling learners and scripted suggestions for the class discussion are included.
K - 3rd Language Arts 6 Views 97 Downloads
Mo Willems Author Study
Who is Mo Willems? Explore the author with your class. Learners read books written by Willems, compare and contrast the characters therein, and make predictions about what will happen. Finish off this author study by having small groups produce puppet shows based on the stories.
K - 2nd Language Arts 14 Views 145 Downloads
Morality "Tails" East and West: European Fables and Buddhist Jataka Tales
Have your class explore Buddhist Jataka Tales to compare and contrast them to European fables. After defining fables, Jataka tales, and the elements of each, learners identify themes and patterns for both types of narratives and the moral lessons in each.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 40 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 19 Views 108 Downloads
Compare and Contrast: American Business Leaders
Gather information about various business leaders in this graphic organizer. Pupils fill in information about Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Frank Woolworth, John Jacob Astor, John Rockefeller, and William Randolph Hearst in relation to their roles as captains of industry and robber barons.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 17 Downloads