Today's Writing Objective Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey information through the use of comparison/contrast
Introducing Comparing and Contrasting To compare means to tell how two things are alike. To contrast means to tell how they are different. To better understanding comparing and contrasting, check out the videos below.
Applying the Skill: Comparing and Contrasting Hatshepsut and Ramses II Today we will utilize the skill of comparing and contrasting in order to identify the similarities and differences between the two Egyptian pharaohs Queen Hatshepsut and King Ramses II. What do these two pharaohs have in common with each other? How are they different?
You will use the document Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Venn Diagram, which you can find in Social Studies Google Classroom, to make note of these similarities and differences. As most of you know, when using a venn diagram, similarities are recorded in the overlapping section of the circles, while the differences between two subjects are made clear in the outer labeled areas of the circles which are not overlapping.
Today, you and your teammates are going to closely examine the two text sets related to Hatshepsut and Ramses II, as well as your Hatshepsut Notes and Ramses II Notes, and try to identify both similarities and differences between these two subjects. You will then record your findings on your Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Venn Diagram. Towards the end of class we will do a whole-class share-out, as each group will have the opportunity to share their similarities and differences with each other.
Tomorrow, we will begin to construct compare and contrast paragraphs about Hatshepsut and Ramses II based on the similarities and differences we come up with today.
Homework (1.) Complete your Hatshepsut and Ramses II - Venn Diagram by tomorrow, Friday December 2, so you can use it as a resource to help your write your upcoming Hatshepsut and Ramses II compare/contrast paragraph. (2.) Complete the Egypt Under the Pharaohs - Cognitive Content Dictionary, Authority Under the Pharaoh, Hatshepsut Notes, and Ramses II Notes assignments, all of which are due Friday, December 2.