How We Are Alike And Different

Scholars develop social awareness by exploring the concept of similarities and differences. Learners examine two beverages and use a Venn diagram to identify similarities and differences. They tally each item to identify if they are more alike or different. Pupils play a game to showcase their opinion towards a variety of items. A song sung to "Old McDonald" closes the lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use Equity Sticks to randomly call on class members to enhance active participation
  • Change the beverage choice to match the likes of your learners as some may not have tried one or both
  • Take brain breaks to sing the "Stand Up, Sit Down" song
Classroom Considerations
  • The third lesson in a series of four examines how people are the same and different
  • Although the lesson mentions a counselor, a classroom teacher may also conduct the lesson
Pros
  • Provides a list of common items, attributes, and traits to use during the discussion
  • Allows for movement by standing up and sitting down
Cons
  • None
Common Core