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Project Topic Mind Map

Jeff Wilson
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The University of Texas at Brownsville
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This page first made public: Apr 5, 2010

Summary

This map assignment is used in my undergraduate science course to help students generate ideas on their term paper topic.

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Context

Audience

Lower level earth science course, generally for non-majors.

Skills and concepts that students must have mastered

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How the activity is situated in the course

First assignment for term paper.

Goals

Content/concepts goals for this activity

Interactions between topic ideas.

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Visualization of relationships.

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Description of the activity/assignment

Determining whether students have met the goals

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