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
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.
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.