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Activities for Identifying Similarities and Differences
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This article discusses the four forms of identifying similarities and differences: comparing, classifying, creating metaphors, and creating analogies and how these strategies can be used in an elementary classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
03/01/2008
Antarctica: King of Cold
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This article includes links to expository text for students in grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 about the climate differences between the Arctic and Antarctica.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Stephen Whitt
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Beat and Rhythm Explained
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Beat versus Rhythm This lesson shows the difference between beat, like a heart beat, and rhythms. This video also gives examples.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Chris Wright
Date Added:
02/04/2016
Differences between What and How in Basque. ZER da? NOLA dago? NOLAKOA da?
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In this activity students describe the differences between “normal” and a “special change in a set of photos, using verbs answering “zer”, “nola" and "nolakoa". Students will learn the differences between What? and How?

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Borja Aguilera
Date Added:
05/02/2019
Identifying Similarities and Differences
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This article discusses the research-based strategy of identifying similarities and differences and provides links to web sites to develop teacher's content knowledge.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Indiana and its Neighboring States
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Students will be split up into groups to compare the differences and similarities between Indiana and its neighboring states. From the research collected, they will then be asked to make clay models to show these differences and present them to the class.

Subject:
Education
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Maddie Fox
Date Added:
10/10/2016
June Cleaver: Myth or Reality?: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
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The goal of this exercise is to determine whether the realities of women's lives in the 1950s match the idealized view of that time period we have today. Crosstabulation and comparison of means will be used.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
Author:
ICPSR
Date Added:
11/07/2014
'Where I'm From' Poems: Making Connections to Home
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This article provides a lesson plan that teaches elementary students to write poems about home using sensory language and imagery. Examples of student work are provided.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014