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Students investigate the form and function of the human muscular system within the context of wrestling. They compare and contrast the three forms of wrestling, and discover the importance of the muscular system in each style.
Students compare and contrast the role of scientists with that of archaeologists. They also describe the roles of observations and evidence in science.
Students create Venn diagrams comparing and contrasting the Vietnam and Iraq wars. They write informed letters to their senators expressing their opinions and possible solutions to the war. They also create mock bumper stickers displaying their views about the war in Iraq as either Democrats or Republicans.
Students analyze recent media trends, and develop critical thinking skills by summarizing main ideas, extracting details, formulating opinions, drawing inferences, and comparing and contrasting attitudes. They also practice paraphrasing skills and review vocabulary.
Students compare and contrast a classic fairy tale with a fractured story. They create a list of skills that appeal to a fairy tale employer and understand successful advertising that appeals to its intended audience. They write an advertisement flier that would appeal to a witch.
Students compare and contrast a classic fairy tale with a fractured one and complete a graphic organizer. Then they write a persuasive essay following the steps of the writing process. Finally, students publish their completed essay and illustrate them using art supplies.
Students examine the religions that developed along the Silk Road. In this compare and contrast instructional activity, students visit various stations within the classroom to learn about the Silk Road and the two religions that developed. Using a guidelines sheet, students must complete projects at each station with varying ability levels. Projects are then evaluated as assessment.
Fifth graders gain knowledge about Mars and Earth. In this compare and contrast lesson, 5th graders use visual representations of the solar system to observe the characteristics of the planets. Students read fiction and nonfiction materials about Mars and create a brochure about life on Mars.
Eighth graders compare the movie and book of Where The Wild Things Are. For this literature lesson, 8th graders write an essay describing how the book and movie compared and contrasted. They analyze the elements of fiction in each.
Students examine the statistics of baseball players. In this statistics instructional activity, students use baseball statistics to make whisker plots, and measure central tendencies. Students compare and contrast the data between players.
Students compare and contrast ancient and modern Olympic games. In this study of cultures and writing lesson, students brainstorm examples of "traditions", then view video clips and read articles about the origin of the Olympics. Students compare and contrast elements of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, then write a persuasive essay including recommendations for changes that could be made to the games or ceremonies currently included in the Olympics.
Animal friends and families help your 1st graders with their ELD and literacy skills in three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Secret Code," Bud's Day Out," and "An Egg Is An Egg, or, Who's in a Family?"). They can practice drawing conclusions, comparing and contrasting, and sequencing events in the stories. Additionally, vocabulary lists and sentence frames with grammar prompts are differentiated into three different skill levels.
Help your third graders reinforce their literacy and grammar skills with this resource, which incorporates four Houghton-Mifflin stories ("The Keeping Quilt," "Anthony Reynoso: Born to Rope," "The Talking Cloth," and "Dancing Rainbows"). They practice comparing and contrasting, as well as noting details about characters, using possessive pronouns and comparative adjectives. The activity is differentiated into beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
Learners research cultural characteristics of a Canadian city with that of their home town. They complete a map handout, providing the relative location on a large map and the absolute location on a provincial map. Students work together to create a web of compare and contrast information.
Introduce your class to fairy tales with this activity. After reading the fractured fairy tale, "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig," third, fourth, and fifth graders write a personal narrative as a response to the fairy tale. They compare and contrast the classic fairy tale with the fractured story, completing a graphic organizer to showcase their thoughts.
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this literature lesson plan, students read text from three different genres that all have a moral. Students compare and contrast these pieces of literature, focusing on the character traits that exemplified being a productive community member.
Middle schoolers create Venn diagrams. In this real world lesson plan, students create Venn diagrams. They compare and contrast given data. Middle schoolers make journal entries and create a PowerPoint presentation.
Young scholars compare ancient Olympic games to modern Olympic games. In this Olympic Games history lesson, students share a favorite story from past family experience and learn about traditions that society values. Young scholars watch videos and read information about the birth of the Olympic games. Students complete a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast ancient games to the modern games, write an essay, and create a timeline of Olympic events.
Learners compare and contrast the two main characters of the book Holes. In this Holes lesson, students analyze the qualities of a hero.
Students define and classify all the different ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. They conduct research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and