Analyze a Concept in a Spider Map

Essential Details

Interaction Type People Time Stakes

 Learner-to-Learner

✖ Learner-to-Instructor

★ Learner-to-Content

 Individual

 With Others

 Asynchronous

✖ Synchronous

 Low-Stakes

✖ High-Stakes

Description

A spider map visual organizer describes a main idea, topic, or theme in the center (the “head” of the spider) with details written on the “legs” surrounding it. A spider map helps to:

  1. Separate an element into its components
  2. Examine each element
  3. Identify the cause, results, or key factors of each element

Sample Procedure

  1. Provide a template of a spider map like the one below.
  2. Select a main idea, topic, theme or process that has many parts. 
    • This goes in the center of the map: the "head"
  3. Ask students to determine the four main aspects
    • Along the "legs" write in four main aspects or attributes. 
  4. Ask students for more details 
    • More details can be added on the horizontial lines.

Spider or radial Cluster diagram. A central topic with four arms to note details about four different aspects

Bloom's level

The level indicates this activity’s place within Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning (Cognitive Domain). Higher-levels contains lower-levels within it.

Level

Action

Sixth

Create

Fifth

Evaluate

★ Fourth

 Analyze

Third

Apply

Second

Understand

First

Remember

 

Verb

Analyze

Tools

  • Canvas Discussion
  • Canvas Assignment
  • Microsoft Visio

Teaching Goal

Practice New Skills or Concepts

Sources

Graphic Organizers—Analyze. (n.d.). Retrieved January 24, 2020, from http://www.writedesignonline.com/organizers/analyze.html#spider