Ch 53: NYSTCE Social Studies: Interpreting Visual Sources

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Brush up on your historical research skills for the NYSTCE Social Studies exam. Our experienced instructors cover the interpretation of visual sources in an engaging way with videos that usually last less than ten minutes.

NYSTCE Social Studies: Interpreting Visual Sources - Chapter Summary

The analysis of graphically displayed information plays a major part in historical research. This chapter covers visual representations of historical data and graphic information inside a text. The information presented is relevant to Subarea V - Social Studies Skills, which composes approximately 12% of the NYSTCE Social Studies teacher certification exam. Other lesson topics included in this chapter:

  • Research presentation in social science
  • Map projections and cartography
  • Comparison of written and graphic information

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5 Lessons in Chapter 53: NYSTCE Social Studies: Interpreting Visual Sources
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How to Interpret Visual Representations of Historical Data

1. How to Interpret Visual Representations of Historical Data

Think that historians only rely on dense textbooks full of nothing but words, dates, and more words? Think again. Historians actually use a variety of visual representations, ranging from images that they create to visuals that are sources themselves.

How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

2. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text

In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.

Understanding & Presenting Research in Social Science

3. Understanding & Presenting Research in Social Science

In this lesson, we will learn about understanding and expressing social science research. We will identify what social science research looks like, how it should be interpreted, and how it can be presented.

Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

4. Map Projections: Mercator, Gnomonic & Conic

This lesson will explain and illustrate the Mercator, gnomonic, and conic map projections. In doing this, it will highlight the strengths and flaws of each while also defining the term 'cartographer'.

Comparing Written & Graphic Presentations of Information

5. Comparing Written & Graphic Presentations of Information

In this lesson we will discuss different formats for conveying information, including photos, videos, slideshows, and standard text format. Specifically, we will focus on the pros and cons of each for conveying information on social sciences topics.

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