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Research Infographic

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will analyze the use of data visualization throughout history and its effect on those who view and read them. Using the Canva app, students will use historical and social connections to create an infographic on a current event in order to inform and affect change.

Level

Areas of Study

Collections

Lesson Objectives

Students will analyze data visualization throughout history and learn the elements of an infographic.

Students will research a current event and select pertinent data to use for an infographic.

Students will connect supporting imagery to the data.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Describe early data visualization and progression to the modern infographic.
  • Explain the research and selection process for data.
  • Describe how imagery can support or detract from the message.
  • Provide a Canva tutorial.

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National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital device (computer, tablet)
  • Web access
  • Canva app

National Standards


Create

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

VA:Cr1.2.IIa

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Steps

Research Visual Data History

Research the history of visual data and the progression into the modern-day infographic. Identify the elements of an infographic and the process of creating one.

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Instructional Materials

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The History of Infographics

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The Elements of an Infographic

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Graphic Organizer

Current Event Research

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Summative

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