Looking for a way to bring pop culture in to the classroom when teaching compare and contrast? Use these two articles about the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics to teach compare and contrast with a sorting Venn Diagram, and writing prompt! The articles are set up to be very straight forward about the history and description of the events.
First, have students read the passages. Then, students will cut and paste descriptions about the sites on to a Venn Diagram. From here, direct students in a compare and contrast writing activity where they write about the two sites!