Compare and Contrast Zoo Animals
Young scholars explore similarities and differences between zoo animals through research on the Internet in this lesson for the middle school Science or Language Arts classroom. The lesson emphasizes the use of a T-chart or Venn Diagram.
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Compare and Contrast
Read about the ways that different cultures set up homes with a set of reading activities. Learners read short paragraphs that cover one or more different ideas, and answer four questions about what they have read, including whether or...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Walk your class through the process of writing compare and contrast essays with this easy-to-use graphic organizer. After first using the included Venn diagram to record the similarities and differences between two subjects, students...
4th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Analyzing and Comparing Perspectives on Issues - Gorillas
Students compare and contrast their perspectives on raising gorillas in captivity with their peers and with scientists. In this perspective analysis lesson, students discuss whether or not gorillas should be in captivity. Students watch...
6th - 8th Science
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...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
The Arctic vs. the Antarctic
Compare and contrast the two poles as you watch this film. Using attractive animation, characteristics of the Arctic and Antarctic regions are presented with straightforward narration by a young lady. Viewers find out about the physical...
4 mins 3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable