Pinterest for Education: Election Double Bubble Map
Here’s a great idea for this week: Make your own election double bubble maps.
Making Visual Connections
Thinking maps can help students make visual connections on a variety of topics. A double bubble map is used to compare and contrast. The two items that will be compared are written in the larger circles. The center circles are what the larger circles have in common, while the circles on the outside are separate items that are specific to a large circle.
Isn’t this a Venn diagram?
Some of you may be thinking, “Isn’t this a Venn diagram?” Yes, but it’s the newer, hipper version!
Mrs. Saylor used these with her first-grade class to compare President Lincoln and President Washington. These could be extended for any grade level to cover different election topics.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Compare and contrast: The United States’ presidential election process to France’s presidential election process.
- Compare and contrast: President Barack Obama to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
- Compare and contrast: Have students select an issue facing the United States that the candidates are debating. Compare and contrast the Republican and Democratic stance.
Try out a double bubble map with your class today. Here’s a free template to get you started.