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Make a Chart to Compare and Contrast
Fourth graders explore the symbols on Ohio's state seals through history. They make a chart comparing and contrasting Ohio's seals over the years. Students share their findings with each other as a class.
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Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Impact of Change on the City Skyline
On September 11th, New York's skyline changed forever when a terrorist attack brought down the Twin Towers. But how? Scholars study two images of the New York skyline; pre- and post-9/11, compare and contrast using adjectives, and take...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civil War Animal Mascots
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Compare and Contrast Lesson Plan
Two great men, one time period, and one purpose; it sounds like a movie trailer, but it's not. It's a very good comparative analysis activity focused on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Learners will research and read...
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Gathering Primary Sources; Oral Testimonies
What is a primary source and can an oral testimony be one? Older learners will compare and contrast stories from family members on their perspectives on what happened on September 11, 2001. Then they will compare the stories to see if...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Working on the Slant
Compare and contrast a major news story from various newspapers. How does the perspective change? Are certain things included in some of the stories and left out of others? Have pupils complete a graphic organizer to compare how...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable