concept map exampleConcept Maps are drawings or diagrams showing the mental connections that students make between a major concept stressed in class and other concepts they have learned. Having students create concept maps as a Practice Activity can provide you with insights into how they organize and represent knowledge. Concept maps include concepts, usually enclosed in circles or boxes, and relationships between concepts, indicated by a connecting line. Words on the line are linking words and specify the relationship between concepts. There are a variety of tools that can be used to create concept maps including: