According to a commonly held definition, a concept map is a diagram used to depict relationships between concepts. It is used to organize and structure knowledge. There are a limitless number of ways to do so, using shapes, pictures and other visual displays.
The concept map below is a product of an effort of Thomas Yarbrough, James Robinson, and me for an assignment in Instructional Technology for Teachers. It shows the relationships of various factors to the central concept of international trade. The purpose of this map, created
on popplet.com, is to illustrate the concepts included in GPS SSEIN1 The student will explain why individuals, business, and governments trade goods and services.
a. Define and distinguish between absolute advantage and comparative advantage.
b. Explain that most trade takes place because of comparative advantage in the production of a good or service.
The major concepts are:
This type of web site is important for students to be able to use technology with which they are familiar in order to deepen their understanding of concepts presented in the classroom. The student can manipulate information, create a visual display, collaborate with classmates, and communicate findings with others anywhere in the world.