These posters, designed by SLI’s Cindy Graville, can be printed out and put up in classrooms to support students’ thinking about data visualization, storytelling, and graphic design for infographics.
|Project Diagram||An overview of the infographic creation process from start to submission that touches on ideation, data, and design.|
|Revision Cycle||This diagram gives an overview of the process students use to research, visualize, and revise infographics based on feedback, with associated driving questions about personal concerns, societal concerns, and scientific issues.|
|Make your infographic Visual||This diagram describes three different aspects of using visualization in infographics: to describe ideas, to explore data and to link parts of the overall story through design elements.|
Infographic Creation Guidelines
These posters provide guidelines for creating infographics in three broad categories: Make it Matter (PDF), Find Credibility and Give Credit (PDF) and Show What You Mean Part 1 (PDF) and Part 2 (PDF). Click on the images below to view a larger version.
The curriculum resources below were put together by participating teachers on the SLI project. Use the assessments, lesson plans, unit plans, and peer critiques and adapt them for your classroom.
|Assessment: Human Population Infographic Checklist||Jim White||Infographic design checklist for students for Jim White’s Human Population Unit infographic project. Can also be used as grading sheet.||DOCX, PDF|
|Assessment: General Infographic Rubric||Jim White||Infographic grading rubric generalized from Jim White’s Human Population Unit infographic project. Can be used for other infographic topics.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Add to the Infographic-Animals||Rob Lamb||20-25min. Taking inspiration from an “Animals in the House” infographic, students add new ways to represent zoo data that is not already on the animal infographic.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Evaluate the Infographic||Rob Lamb||15-45min. Students choose an infographic they find online and are given guide prompts in practicing evaluating infographics.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Infographic Distillation||Rob Lamb||15-20min. Students work together to describe the essence of a single infographic in a short sentence, to reiterate the importance of concise word choice in creating infographics.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Star Wars Episode$: Trip to the Data Mine||Matthew Stevens||45-60min. Shows the thought process that goes into visualizing credible data, how to mine data, and give a quick overview of the entire infographic process.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Physical Infographics||Cynthia Graville||60-120min. Students work in groups to practice data representation using objects or drawings with the physical world as their backdrop.|
|Lesson: Add to the Infographic-Planets||Rob Lamb||30-40min. Taking inspiration from a planetary data infographic, students add new ways to represent planetary data that is not already on the infographic.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Frankensteining Infographics, Picking the Best Parts of the Brain||Rob Lamb||30-35min. Students are given several different data sources and pre-made infographics. The task is to physically cut these various sources up to create a novel infographic. This activity focuses on design, narrative, and data representation.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Topic Chooser Helper||Rob Lamb||45min. This activity assists students in finding an infographic research topic that can be backed up with scientific data, has appropriate scope, demonstrates personal and social relevance, and satisfies other instructor determined criteria.||DOCX, PDF|
|Lesson: Infographic Benchmark||Rob Lamb||45min. This activity is a follow up to the Topic Chooser Helper. Students work to refine their research, articulate key ideas they want to communicate, and sketch a draft of how they will present data.||DOCX, PDF|
|Unit Plan: Global Climate Change||Dr. Rose Davidson||14 days. In this unit, students make one infographic examining trends, evidence, and impacts of global climate change, and a second communicating the changes needed at the global, local, and individual levels to mitigate human impact on the carbon cycle.||PDF, DOC|
|Unit Plan: Global, Local and Individual Changes to Reduce Global Climate Change||Dr. Rose Davidson||4 class meetings (three are 45 minutes, one is 75 minutes). In this unit, students research and communicate through an infographic what changes need to be made at the global, local, and individual levels to mitigate human impact on the carbon cycle.||DOCX, PDF|
|Unit Plan: Global Climate Change: Trend, Evidence, Impact||Dr. Rose Davidson||4 class meetings (three are 45 minutes, one is 75 minutes). In this unit, students learn about and make an infographic communicating trends, evidence, and impacts of global climate change||DOCX, PDF|
|Unit Plan: Atomic Structure and Nuclear Reactions||Dr. Rose Davidson||12 days. In this unit, students work in pairs to describe the nuclear reactions which impact modern life using an infographic, choosing from a variety of related topics, and using credible sources of data to communicate the scale of issues or extent of use.||PDF, DOCX|
|Unit Plan: Nuclear Reactions Affecting My Life||Dr. Rose Davidson||4 class meetings (three are 45 minutes, one is 75 minutes). In this unit, students work in pairs to learn about and describe one aspect of how nuclear reactions impact people’s lives, and help the public make informed decisions.||DOCX, PDF|
|Unit Plan: Families on the Periodic Table||Dr. Rose Davidson||2 days (one 45 minutes, one 75 minutes). In this unit, teams of students learn about a family of elements on the periodic table, and make an infographic about what everyone should know about it.||DOCX, PDF|
|Unit Plan: Human Population Infographic||Jim White||Details Introduction to Exploration to Brainstorming, Guidance on using Venngage, Peer Critiques, Gallery Walk, and Rubric and Checklist||DOC, PDF|
|Peer Critique: Gallery Walk||Jim White||Supplements a class lesson where students present their infographic to their peers.||DOC, PDF|
|Peer Critique: Guidelines||Jim White||Students practice critiquing 3 peer infographics, using Jim White’s infographic rubric.||DOC, PDF|
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