Students often confuse and misuse the terms “compare” and “contrast”. They use them interchangeably when they really mean quite the opposite. It’s important for students to understand that when they are asked to “compare” two things they are being asked to state their likenesses; when they are asked to “contrast” them they are being asked to say how they are different. This unit should give them some practice in telling one from the other.
Reading Selection (Feudalism)
Venn Diagram - Student Organizer
Venn Diagram - Teacher Reference
Organizing Outline - Compare
Organizing Outline - Contrast
Paragraph Form/ Rubric
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