Today's Learning Objective * Compare and contrast life in Athens and Sparta.
Notice that comparison-contrast paragraph includes a clear topic sentence that names two things and identifies whether they are alike, different or both, contains details that illustrate the similarities and/or differences, and uses signal words to emphasize these similarities and differences. You can see the steps to writing a good comparison-contrast paragraph below.
Now it's time for you to write your own your own comparison-contrast paragraph on Athens and Sparta. The assignment Athens and Sparta - Comparison/Contrast Paragraph, which includes a list of signal words and an assignment checklist, can be found in your Social Studies folders.