Concept Based Instruction

A concept is a general notion, state of being, idea, condition, or action
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Examples of Concepts

Action
Accommodation
Adaptation
Adventure
Aggression
Altruism
Angle
Art
Assertiveness
Attraction
Average
Balance
Beauty
Being
Belief
Bravery
Caring
Causation
Cell
Change
Chaos
Charity
Cheer/Cheerfulness
Citizenship
Civilization
Class
Clone
Collective
Color
Communication
Communism
Compassion
Competition
Conflict
Connection
Consideration
Consumption
Cooperation
Cost
Courage
Courtesy
Culture
Custom/Convention
Creativity
Cycles
Death
Decision-making
Democracy
Desire
Determination
Diversity
Division of Labor
Domains
Dreams
Duty
Ecosystems
Efficiency
Emotion
Empathy
Energy
Entropy
Equality
Equilibrium
Errors
Eternity
Ethics
Ethnocentrism
Evil
Evolution
Excellence
Exploration
Fairness
Faith
Faithfulness
Family
Fate
Fitness
Flexibility
Force
Form
Freedom
Fun
Function
Gender
Genius
God
Goodness
Good and Evil
Government
Grace
Happiness
Harmony
Heat
Help
Helpfulness
Homeostasis
Humility
Honor
Hope
Human Nature
Human Virtue
Humor
Identity
Imagination
Immigration
Immortality
Impact
Individual
Industry
Infinity
Ingenuity
Inspiration
Institution
Invention
Interdependence
Journey
Judgement
Justice
Kindness
Knowledge
Labor
Language
Law
Leadership
Liberty
Life
Life and Death
Limits
Lines
Location
Logic
Love
Loyalty
Machines
Management
Markets
Matter
Measurement
Melody
Migration
Mind
Monarchy
Money
Morality
Morals
Motivation
Mutation
Mutualism
Nature
Negatives
Negativity
Numbers
Odds
Obedience
One vs. Many
Order
Order vs. Chaos
Organization
Ownership
Parasites
Patience
Patriotism
Patterns
Part/whole
Past/present
Peace
Perseverance
Perspective
Pitch
Pleasure vs. Pain
Politeness
Population
Positive
Positivity
Power
Prejudice
Probability
Productivity
Progress
Property
Proportion
Quests
Racism
Rates
Ratios
Reaction
Reason
Recycle
Reflection
Regions
Relationships
Reliability
Reproduction
Resources
Responsibility
Reverence
Revolution
Rights
Risk
Rhythm
Roles
Rules
Savings
Scale
Science
Self
Sense
Sensitivity
Sexism
Signs and Symbols
Sin
Sincerity
Socialism
Soul
Space
Speed
Specialization
State
Status

Stress
Structures
Supply & Demand
Symbiosis
Symmetry
Synergy
Systems
Technology
Temperature
Tempo
Terrorism
Texture
Theology
Theory
Thrift
Timbre
Time
Tolerance
Tone
Tool
Totalitarianism
Transfer
Transformation
Transitions
Transportation
Trust
Trustworthiness
Truth
Tyranny
Universe
Validity
Value
Variation
Vector
Virtue
Wants
Wealth
Wellness
Will
Wisdom
World

Adapted from “Themes and Essential Questions for Curriculum and Assessment,” ASCD, 2002