Celebrate President's Day while working on essential common core non-fiction text strategies with this graphic organizer bundle!
This adapted Venn Diagram graphic organizer gives students guidance while critically examining the lives of Presidents George Washington and Abe Lincoln. The graphic organizer can be used in a variety of ways; an independent study where students spend time researching and learning about each President, as a whole class activity to be filled out as information is learned about either President, or pair share where half the class studies Washington and the other half studies Lincoln and completes the graphic organizer collaboratively. Challenge students to come up with a similarity and difference for each attribute – this will require them to think critically and outside the box! I also included additional graphic organizers where students can get creative and compare Washington or Lincoln to themselves or another figure in history, as well as a blank graphic organizer to use for any two historical figures. Enjoy!