Extension assignment for two classic short stories (I also have short answer questions for both of these stories). Both stories deal with war and its effects on human relationships. This assignment has students compare and contrast the stories, focusing on how the elements of fiction are used similarly and differently between the two stories. Students may present their assignments in a variety of different written and/or visual ways, which I encourage. This assignment usually requires about two to three classes for the kids to complete (and some may want more time at home to do a really good job). Both of these stories can easily be connected to modern military conflicts, and kids really enjoy these classic stories.