History is too often presented as linear dates to memorize, indexes to dig through, and footnotes to investigate. It doesn’t have to be that way!
Popplet – a powerful, simple tool – helps students, teachers and history buffs transform dense information into creative mind maps and concept diagrams that improve communication and retention. And they look great, too!
Whether it’s a study guide or essay outline, a multimedia family history, a diagram of Medieval Japan, or even just classroom notes, Popplet helps people organize, visualize and retain histories.
Here are four ways Popplet – the simplest mind map software on the market – easily transforms historical content into dynamic and memorable experiences.
Popplet excels at chronologies, whether it’s a traditional timeline or a non-linear sunburst. For history, Poppleteers build mind maps and concept diagrams (we call them popplets) that:
- Make ancient empires or recent history come alive with dramatic multimedia images, text and videos
- Link dates to simple visuals for easier understanding and better memorization
- Create timelines with cascading diagrams or complex spiderwebs to relate concepts and events.
And Popplet’s flexibility helps people visualize history however they perceive it.
Here’s how one Poppleteer sees it:
2 Study Guides and Essay Outlines
Mind maps and concept diagrams are indispensable tools for simplifying, memorizing and outlining even complex subjects. Working with the brain’s associative thought process, popplets create a greater understanding of the relationships between ideas. Plus, they’re easy to make!
Here’s how two Poppleteers connected the dots (the popples!) to study for their exams:
3 Collaborative Work
Group projects are a great way to speed a process or accelerate learning. Building a popplet with classmates or teams distributes the workload and lets you share and collaborate on-screen in real time.
4 Family Trees and Family History
Genealogists rejoice! Popplet’s mind maps and concept maps are perfect for mapping family trees and tracing family histories. Map out the royals or chart your own family lineage with dates, stories, images and videos. Popplet helps you create a traditional tree, a sunburst from a single ancestor or even a spiderweb of family quilts.