Concept Map Teacher Resources

Concept maps are an effective way to organize thoughts, arrange information, and think critically about the material in front of you. While concept maps may be more prevalent in language arts, there are lots of ways to bring the model to math, science, social studies, music, and even physical education!

Start out with a reproducible graphic organizer that works for any topic in any subject. This language arts presentation explains how to create a personal concept map, step by step, that leads well into a unit on autobiographical writing. Additionally, concept maps are just one of many ways to respond to reading literature or informational text in a packet of many different graphic organizers.

Increase accessibility for all students with digital tools, such as Inspiration® software or an app that allows learners to create custom maps based on their individual needs. A PDF provides users with three editable boxes and endless possibilities.

Bring concept maps to other classes as well! An array of maps depicts the branches of science and prompts class members to fill in the blanks, while a shorter resource uses a blank map and a word bank to reinforce young biologists’ knowledge of cell structure. Tennis fans will love this concept map on vocabulary from the sport—a great way to introduce or review the rules of the game!

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Beyond the Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Designed for use in high school science and biology classes, the six lessons in the Beyond the Trees Unit Module use a systems thinking framework to teach basic concepts of forest health. Scholars learn content-related vocabulary and...
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Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 12th
A good concept map requires high thought processes. This makes it a great tool for teaching and evaluating your pupils. A helpful article describes a great approach for teaching young scholars the art of concept map building and how best...
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The Personal Concept Map

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There are lots of details that make you who you are! Illustrate what those details are with a personal concept map project. After learners view a step-by-step presentation, the follow a rubric to complete a concept map about themselves.
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
When you think of one topic, related ideas and details invariably follow. That's concept mapping! Jot down ideas with a straightforward graphic organizer that works both electronically and as a printed resource.
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Getting Personal/Concept Mapping Narratives : Language Arts, Creative Writing, Peer Editing

For Teachers 4th - 9th
After reading and discussing examples of personal narratives, groups of students highlight elements of the text that emphasize setting, conflict and private thoughts. Class members then work independently to create a concept map of a...
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
How is that thing like that other thing? And how are they both like something else? Get specific with a concept map that provides space for a main concept, its attributes, the category in which it belongs, and what other ideas belong in...
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Make the thought process visible with a handy concept map organizer. As learners develop their main ideas in research, writing, or creative development, they can add details and like ideas to the worksheet as needed.
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Investigation: Concept Mapping Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
After reading an article, "Fuels for Everything," collaborative groups create a concept map poster of the transportation and non-transportation fuels. This makes a strong introduction to the different types of fuels used for transportion...
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Science Concept Maps

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A collection of concept maps has some terms filled in and others left blank for young scientists to fill in. This library can provide you with many pop quizzes for all of your middle to high school science curriculum. 
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Sometimes when you hear an idea, several additional ideas follow! Use an editable concept map for important brainstorming sessions or when organizing data.
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Concept Map

For Students K - 12th
Organize your thinking, research, and writing with a handy concept map. The graphic organizer starts from a central idea and branches out to facilitate broader thinking and application.
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Classifying Matter: A Concept Map

For Students 8th - 12th
In this classifying matter worksheet, students create a concept map to show the relationships between given terms such as elements, matter, substances and solutions.
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A Visit to Hogwarts

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students collaborate in groups to read excerpts or entire selections from two Harry Potter books, use educational software to create concept maps detailing similarities and differences between first two Harry Potter books, and analyze...
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Concept Map

For Teachers K - 8th
Prepare your class for a unit by introducing them to the main ideas and topic that will be covered. While you explain the concepts, have your class fill out this graphic organizer, which provides space to write in a topic and six related...
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How To Make a Science Concept Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever way to get your pupils thinking about a science topic they'd like to research for a report, or a project they'd like to do for a science fair. The three-step process is easy to follow, and it really should help your...
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Freshman Science Project-Part 1A-Science Concept Map

For Students 9th
In this science project worksheet, students draw a concept map of their science project and use a rubric to determine their progress on their concept map.
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Evolution Concept Map

For Students 7th
In this evolution concept map worksheet, 7th graders use the vocabulary terms related to evolution to complete the evolution concept map.
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Biochemistry Concept Map

For Students 10th - 12th
In this biochemistry worksheet, learners complete a concept map using 12 vocabulary words showing the characteristics of organic compounds.
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Concept Map

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Louisiana musical landscape worksheet, students utilize a blank concept map in order to organize information they have learned about groups, communities, musicians, and music.
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Freshman Project-Part One-Science Concept Map & 4-Questions Strategy

For Students 8th - 10th
In this project worksheet, students are given a rubric to asses their concept map and their four question strategy completed for their science project.
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Taxonomy Concept Map

For Students 6th - 9th
Reinforce learners' knowledge of scientific taxonomy with a helpful concept map worksheet. Using a word bank, young biologists fill in the blanks to complete the description of organism classification.
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The Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf'

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Aesop's "The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf'" features a boy whose small mistake gets him into big trouble. What could have done differently? Learners make a concept map to depict the events from the fable after listening to an engaging audio...
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Concept Map

For Students 2nd - 8th
A blank concept map graphic organizer helps learners get their information, thoughts, and ideas organized. One initial concept splits into three sub-topics, which then provide a larger section for more details.
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Homeostasis and Transport Concept Map

For Students 6th - 10th
In this biology worksheet, students complete a concept map on cellular transport. They fill in 11 blanks with the correct terminology from the given list.

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