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Veterans Day compare and contrast imageWe honor our U. S. veterans on Veterans Day every year.

Do you know someone who has served in the U. S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, or Reserves? Chances are you know quite a few men and women who have served, defended, and protected our country and those of our allies.

Working in the Armed Forces is very different from working in the private sector. Let’s explore this idea.

Now it’s your turn: Fill in the chart below to show the differences between working in the U. S. Armed Forces versus working in the private sector. “Private sector,” in this case, means companies run by private individuals or corporations, not by the government.

This chart deals with the features of the two jobs as it highlights the similarities and differences between the two types of jobs. What other features would you like to add to this chart?

When you examine similarities and differences between two people, items, events, ideas, and so on, you are comparing and contrasting. Making a chart of this kind may be helpful to you in your next compare-and-contrast assignment. Download a PDF of the chart here.

After you complete the chart, examine the similarities and differences in the features you have filled in. How does your view of veterans or current U. S. troops change after you evaluate the differences?

 

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For another Veterans Day writing prompt, click here.

Copyright © 2015 by Sharon Watson

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