Circle Map is the first map introduced to students. This map is used for Brainstorming or Defining in Context. You will see a smaller circle within a larger circle surrounded by a square. The inner circle contains the item to be defined. Words or phrases used to define this item are placed in the outer circle. The square surrounding is for the "frame of reference" or how do you know this information, what source or influence. A frame of reference can be used with any of the maps.
The following are examples of how teachers used the Circle Map in the classroom:
Below are pictures of some of the Circle Maps that students and their teachers at St. Elizabeth of Hungary created:
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