Concept Map Teacher Resources
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Do You Have a Babushka?
Students retrieve information about Patricia Polacco from selected sources. They classify information into prescribed categories on a concept map.
A Visit to Hogwarts
Students collaborate in groups to read excerpts or entire selections from two Harry Potter books, use educational software to create concept maps detailing similarities and differences between first two Harry Potter books, and analyze and synthesize information to create multimedia presentations.
Philosophy of Social Studies Education
Learn how to distinguish between curriculum and instruction. Utilize concept mapping strategies to organize a philosophy of elementary social studies education. Your class will be able to explain the process they underwent to organize their information and to identify their categorical headings.
The Birds and the Beaks
Students explore the adaptations that birds have. In this adaptations lesson plan students view a video and create a concept map of birds and their adaptive traits.
Here is a good cross-curricular lesson requiring middle schoolers to read about Egypt and determine main ideas, make connections, check understanding, draw inferences, and ask clarifying questions. It includes activities like an online scavenger hunt, concept mapping, and a learning frame. Each of these instructional strategies deepens reflection, recall, and understanding. Related documents and websites are included.
Energy, Matter, and Organization
Tenth graders review the Energy, Matter, and Organization unit. They have one week to complete an essay. Students must submit a concept map or drawing. The activity is introduces by reading a short story line which presents a simple problem or task to do.
The Personal Concept Map
Viewers can follow step-by-step instructions to create a personal concept map. Consider replacing the models with your own information. A rubric is also included.
Students analyze an interview with the Climate Change Project Jukebox in order to help them undertand how to use a concept map. For this writing and climate change lesson, pairs of students log onto the Internet site for Climate Change Project Jukebox and use a concept map to create an understanding of an interview. Students then make connections among each pair's concept maps, creating a large map that entangles all the interviews.
Eleventh graders examine the challenges that faced United States as a new nation. In this American History instructional activity, 11th graders study the chronology of events leading up to the expedition of Lewis and Clark. Students organize information using concept maps.
Using Graphic Organizers for Sensemaking
Students create concept maps in order to assess the information that they have gathered during research. They study the concept map to determine if the research is complete.
Lesson Plan for a 5th Grade Science Class
Sixth graders use the SQ3R reading strategy to learn about the behavior of light. In this behavior of light lesson, 6th graders read a selection about the behavior of light and use the strategy to complete the reading. Students make a concept map for the reading.
What Caused The Industrial Revolution In Maine?
Students investigate the apparent causes of the industrial revolution in the state of Maine. They read a text provided by the teacher. Then students use a concept map to organize information. The core of the discussion and research is looking for cause and effect relationships.
What On Earth
Students explore earth science through concept mapping, discussion, and self-discovery.
Eyewitnesses to Change
Students explore recent changes in the Artic's climate that have been observed by Artic residents. They watch videos, take notes and create a concept map. They also look at historical weather data from a specific Artic community. The area they are studing is Sachs Harbor. One of the items students create is a line graph of temperatures recorded in the Sachs Harbor area.
Summarizing and Mapping for Comprehension
Students practice summarization in order to increase their comprehension of non-fiction text. They read and summarize passages by finding the main ideas in passages from a Social Studies textbook. After silently reading the passage they write summary maps placing the main idea in the center of the paper. As an assessment, they hand in the concept maps.
Discipline vs. Self-Discipline
Students explore self-discipline. In this character education lesson, students define and give examples of discipline and self-discipline. Students work with a group to complete a related concept map.
Atom and Eve
Students research and define an atom using a concept map. They design and create a model of an atom, labelling all the parts, and write a journal entry.
Lesson on Ethnic Discrimination
Learners study ethnic discrimination. In this discrimination lesson, students define ethnicity and ethnic discrimination in the global community as well as steps against it. Learners examine their own ethnic backgrounds and examine the causes and impacts of ethnic conflict. Students are assessed with a journal activity, a poetry activity, a case study concept map, and an exhibit or portfolio.
Express Yourself: Lesson 5
Fifth graders explore language arts by utilizing a concept map. In this figurative language lesson, 5th graders review a list of idioms and participate in a game of charades using them. Students view a vocabulary concept map and practice finding similar words to match words from the concept map.
Riding the Wave
Sixth graders are introduced to waves through a concept map scavenger hunt.