I started a series this summer on using Thinking Maps to teach about the American Revolution. I use thinking maps all the time to help students visually represent content. You can read the first post HERE on using a brace map to analyze the Declaration of Independence.
For today, let's talk about the multi-flow map. A multi-flow map can be used when something has multiple causes and/or effects. We use them a LOT in history and science. For example, last week in science we used a multi-flow map to show the multiple causes on why the wetlands are disappearing. Here's an example of a multi-flow map showing the causes leading up to the American Revolution.
Next time you are teaching and need a graphic organizer to show multiple causes and/or effects, give the multi-flow map a try!
--The Pensive Sloth
PS--Did you know this makes for a GREAT opinion writing assignment? Click HERE to learn more!