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1 Graphic Organisers

2 Graphic organisers......visual method of organising and summarising information / help student organise disjointed information in a structured way / facilitate generation and development of ideas / expedite the construction of knowledge / aid the learning process / provide active involvement to engage the kinaesthetic learner / work best when used by small groups (pairs and triads) / particularly powerful when groups are structured so that (i) each member has a leadership role/function e.g. Recorder, Researcher, Timekeeper, Clarifier, Turntaker, Summariser, Reporter (ii) resources are shared in the group i.e. one worksheet per group...provide a high quality teaching and learning methodology for mixed ability classroom i.e. students with diverse abilities can work together where each student can make a real contribution to overall learning of group / accommodate needs of students with differing learning styles & intelligences...

3 Using Graphic Organisers......may be used at all stages of the learning process: Pre-teaching a topic Introducing to a topic Teaching a topic Assessment for Learning Scaffolding Learning Independent Learning Study Revision Mixed Ability VAK Left Brain / Right Brain

4 Contents of Pack 1. Ranking Ladder 2. Step 3. Chain of Events 4. Sequence Charts 5. Funnel 6. Fishbone 7. Braindrops 8. Cross Classification Chart 9. Two Venn Diagram 10. Three Venn Diagram 11. Four Corner Organiser 12. Starburst 13. Tri Pie 14. Research Grid

5 Step Ladder If a topic involves a linear chain of events, with a definite beginning and end, use the ladder.

6 The desire for gold led Francisco Pizarro to explore and conquer the Inca empire of South America. However, his conquest of the Incas was a bloody one, filled with violence and double-crossing treachery. After years of intense fighting and explorations, Pizarro was murdered over the land he had conquered Jan 1531 April 1531 August June 1541

7 Stair Steps If a topic involves plotting a course

8 Chain of Linked Events Use this graphic organiser if a topic involves a series of interlinked events. TOPIC COMMENT Starting Idea

9 Sequence Chart If a topic involves a sequence of events leading from one to another use the Sequence Chart

10 WW1 Versailles Guilt Clause Economic Conditions Weimar Germany Extreme Ideologies Taking Root Wall Street Crash Hitler’s Agares Foreign Pol Appeasement Invasion Of Poland

11 Causes of Second World War ask groups to unjumble and form a sequence chart WW1 Versailles Guilt Clause Ideologies Taking Root Wall Street Crash Hitler’s Agares Foreign Policy Appeasement Economic Conditions Weimar Germany Invasion of Poland

12 Magellan’s Journey th Sept 1519 Midnight Easter nd May th October 1520 March1521 September 1522

13 Funnel When a topic involves synthesising, conclusions, definitions, reducing a lot of information to its core.

14 Fish Bone Use this graphic organiser whYen summarising a topic or when investigating multiple cause and effects factors associated with a complex topic and how they interrelate.

15 Ancient Ireland Burial Tombs Celts Houses Religion Life Religion

16 Brain Drops Use this graphic to create ideas. Ideas

17 Cross Classification Chart This approach can be used to condensing and organising data about the traits of many items for comparison.

18 Cross Classification Chart Fianna Fail in 30’S Inter Party Governme nt Cumann na Gael Lemass This approach can be used to condensing and organising data about the traits of many items for comparison. Church and State Social change Consti tution Economy Anglo Irish New State

19 Venn Diagram (2 Circles) Use this graphic if the task involves examining the similarities and differences between two items

20 Communist Collectivisation State Ownership & Industry Policy of Influencing Foreign Nations eg Maoist China Compare and Contrast Two Political Leaders Joesf Stalin Adolf Hitler Fascist Private Enterprise Aggressive Foreign Expansion Policy Lebensraum Militarism Dictatorship Nationalism Propaganda Secret Police State Projects Anti-Semitism

21 Venn Diagram (3 Circles) Use this graphic if the task involves examining the similarities and differences between three items.

22 Four Corner Organiser Explorer 2 Route Accomplishments Route Accomplishments Route Explorer 4 Explorer 3 Explorer 1

23 The Tri Pie If the task involves analysing and higher order thinking, or helping students to expand their thinking. E.G. Was the ratification of the Anglo-Irish Treaty the only cause of the Irish Civil War? YESNO Maybe So!

24 Starburst (all points covered) This is a visual memory aid and used where there are a number of key points. Use for any key person in History.

25 Starburst This graphic can be used analyse the 5 W’s (Who, Where, Why, What, When) Who Where WhyWhat When Story

26 Matrix Q 1Q 2 Answer Q 3Q 4 Answer Q 5Q 6 Answer Methodology: Teacher asks questions and students research and answer questions.

27 Given below are some of the important themes of the Holocaust. Make brief but informative notes on each. How did the Nazis discriminate against the Jews? How did some Jews manage to avoid detection by Nazis? What were the ghettos? What were conditions like there? Why were Jews picked on? What were conditions like in the camps? How were Jews transported to the camps? What happened when they arrived? What evidence have you used? Is it reliable? Do you need more? How were people killed in the camps? When and how were the camps liberated? What evidence can you find of people apart from Jews being persecuted by Nazis? What examples are there of people helping Jews? Why do you think German people allowed the Holocaust to happen? What is the relevance of the Holocaust today?


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