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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.
- 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 Inpiration 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.
Sunshine State Standards
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.
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