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Same and Different Through Music and Art
This lesson is intended for a music class but would be a great way to teach compare and contrast to any class. Kindergarteners dance the Hokey Pokey to four different styles of music and examine two paintings of Humpty Dumpty, then discuss the similarities and differences in the songs, dances, and art.
K Visual & Performing Arts 35 Views 192 Downloads
Similarities and Differences
Learners complete pre-visit and post-visit activities about the koalas they see at the zoo. In this koalas lesson plan, students read books, and answer questions about the similarities and differences they see when they observe the koala bear.
Pre-K - K Science 14 Views 52 Downloads
We Are All In This Together
Students complete a variety of activities centering around insects. In this insects education lesson, students read People by Peter Spier and discuss the similarities and differences among people. Students gather and explore materials about insects and spiders, go on a field trip to a local park, create detailed sketches of insects in their journals, create their own insects and record insect behaviors.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Migration Activities for Kids
For as long as there has been life on earth, animals, including humans, have used migration as a means of survival. This collection of activities supports young scientists as they learn about this behavioral adaptation, encouraging them to make connections with their own lives.
K - 3rd Science 13 Views 18 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What is Special About Me
Students compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the animals they see in photographs. In this animals lesson plan, students then research one of the animals on specific national websites and compare the physical features of those animals that help them survive.
2nd - 3rd Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Feathers, Fin, Fur, Scales, and Skin
First graders identify animal similarities and differences by appearances, growth, and internal attributes. They move through animal centers examining similarities and differences of birds, fish, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.
1st Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Plant or Animal?
Teach your class about the necessities of life using the book Tillena Lou's Day in the Sun. After a teacher-read-aloud, students make puppets depicting different plants and animals from the story and illustrating the habitat in which they live.
K - 3rd Science 105 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Form and Observation
Use a familiar song and adorable baby animal pictures to teach youngsters about genetic variation. Begin by listening to "Twelve Variations on 'Ah vous dirai-je Maman,'" which you will need to find online (there are several versions available).
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Cultural Creation Myths
Students write original plays based on supernatural explanations of existence. In this cultural creation myths lesson, students listen to five different stories about supernatural creation. Students record similarities and differences in these stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 8 Views 16 Downloads
United States & Canada: How Are We The Same? How Are We Different?
Students compare and contrast similarities and differences between Canada and the US. In this geography lesson, students read various articles and identify similarities and differences in economies, cultures, geography, climate, and systems of government between the US and Canada.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History 18 Views 97 Downloads
The Cell: Basic Unit of Life
Seventh graders access, analyze, and present information on plant and animal cells. They collect and observe various types of plant and animal cells, conduct research at various websites and display their findings in a PowerPoint presentation.
7th Science 3 Views 191 Downloads
Oh, Baby! What Baby Animal Is That?
Parents and children tend to look alike, but they are also very different. Little learners examine the similarities and differences found in various adult/infant animal pairs. They discuss what full-grown and infant animals look like, and then play a matching game where they match adult animals to their babies.
K Science 13 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Latin Culture Through Art and Literature
Eleventh graders participate in a lecture on the history of Latin Americans and the role of Latin-American women writers. As a class, they read a story together and identify what lessons the narrator gained throughout the story. In groups, they examine the author's life and compare it to their own.
11th Language Arts 10 Views 37 Downloads
Cultures of the Continent
Students explore the various cultures of North America. They examine the differences and similarities between an immigrant's homeland and the culture of Central Kentucky. Students discuss strategies to make the transition easier for immigrants today.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Becoming Part of a New Culture: The Transall Saga
Seventh graders explore the structure of a story. They identify the beginning, middle, and end. Students analyze the literary techniques of foreshadowing, simile, metaphor, personification, and idioms in Gary Paulsen's novel, The Transall Saga.
7th Language Arts 5 Views 6 Downloads