Social Studies Strategies: Concept of a Definition Map

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Model for your class members how to use a definition map to make connections between new words and prior knowledge. Although the strategy is designed for social studies classes, the approach can be use at any grade level and in any subject area. The resource includes an example and a template for the definition map graphic organizer.

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Pros

  • The process makes new words visual and memorable
Cons

  • Consider adding a box for an illustration