Concepts Vs Topics
Rather than simply teaching children facts and following a curriculum based around a specific topic, teaching your students about a ‘concept’ or ‘big idea’ allows them to have a deeper understanding.
Concepts are Universal, Timeless and Transferrable, meaning when a child has a deep understanding of a concept, they are able to relate this to other contexts and aspects of their life.
This activity involves children differentiating between a concept and a topic by sorting and categorising.
What to do:
Cut out each word and shuffle cards. 2-3 students per group. Students sort words into two categories: Concepts and Topics. Discuss as a class with students explaining their reasons.