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Infographic Lesson Plan

Instructor: Maria Airth

Maria has a Doctorate of Education and over 15 years of experience teaching psychology and math related courses at the university level.

In this lesson plan, teachers will present the concept of an infographic to students through informative texts and class discussion. Students will apply the information by collaborating to create their own infographics.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Differentiate between data visualization and infographics
  • Define 'infographic'
  • Demonstrate an understanding of infographics by creating one

Length

60-90 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Materials

  • Hard copies of the text lesson Data Visualization vs. Infographics and the lesson quiz
  • An article making use of an infographic
  • Articles offering statistical data that can be represented in an infographic (one per group)
  • Access to research material, internet or magazines (optional)
  • Poster paper
  • Art supplies (tape, markers, scissors, etc.)

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