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International Relations: Concept Mapping with Inspiration. Students will gain a better understanding of current events and reading material through concept mapping with Inspiration.

Constructive Learning | Adoption Level | Social Studies

Objectives

  • To gain knowledge of a current event (i.e., Iraq's nuclear program-for energy or weapons?)
  • To create a concept map of their assigned reading.
  • To compare/contrast Neo-realism vs. Realism and Neo-liberalism vs. Liberalism.

Procedure

  • Teacher models how to use Inspiration software using a current event and problems and solutions.
  • Together as a class, add facts to concept map and discuss problems regarding those facts.
  • Class brainstorms solutions to address how to predicts what's going to happen.
  • Individually, students use Inspiration to create a concept map of their assigned reading in textbook. They will define what the different topics are and the different theories within those topics.
  • Students will then create Venn diagrams to discuss Neo-Realism vs. Realism and Neo-Liberalism vs. Liberalism.

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publication, communication, and productivity.
  • Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision making in content learning.
  • Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works.

Materials

  • Laptops
  • Internet
  • Inspiration software
  • Textbook

Grade Level: 9-12