Concept Maps

Concept Maps are images of information or knowledge that allow students to represent central ideas, themes, dynamics, and relationships that they have learned in the class.

Basic Venn Diagram

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal Federalism Model

Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, Federalism Model

Constitution USA The Blog. PBS, 2013

Basic Decision Tree

Dormant Commerce Clause Analysis

Dormant Commerce Clause Analysis

Hansen, Margaret. Razblint, 2013

More Examples of Concept Maps

Elements of Mastery Model

Mastery Model: acquire component skills, practice integrating skills, know when to apply skills

Ambrose et. al. How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010

Theory: Its Components and Testing

Theory: Its Components and Testing

Hoy and Adams. Quantitative Research in Education: A Primer. Singapore: Sage Publications, 2015

Handy External Resource

Margaret Hagan's Visual Law page on The Open Law Lab Website shows useful examples of diagrams, models and maps that help illustrate concepts in law with the tagline, "Law can be made more comprehensible if it is made more visual."

Handy Internal Resource

You can also check out our Visual Models In-Depth Explorations Page.This page will provide some tutorials and suggestions for mapping software. Of course, there are the traditional, low-tech options that can be just as effective.