Saturday, February 21, 2015

Language Arts/Social Studies - "Famous Americans: Compare and Contrast"

By Christina L
Grades 2-5

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This product includes the following six famous Americans:
• George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
• Helen Keller and Susan B. Anthony
• Martin Luther King, Jr. and Jackie Robinson

Use these activities during President’s Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month or any time of the year when teaching “compare and contrast.”

• 6 Facts Sheets
• 3 “Similarities and Differences” graphic organizer (1 for each pair)
• 3 “Venn Diagrams” (1 for each pair)
• 3 “Compare and Contrast” practice worksheet with key words
and phrases
• 1 lined paper for writing “Compare and Contrast” essay

Suggested Use:
• Have students read facts about these six famous Americans.
• Using one or both graphic organizers, have students jot down similarities and differences between a.) George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, b.) Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King, Jr. and c.) Helen Keller and Susan B. Anthony.
• Students will practice writing sentences using key words and phrases.
• Students will then write a compare and contrast essay.

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