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Visual Representations of Historical Data - Chapter Summary
This chapter will help you get reacquainted with visual representations of historical data through short lessons. In order to learn more about this subject, you can watch or read about the following:
- Providing an overview and structure of research data about social studies
- Ways to organize history through calendars, periodization, and maps
- Difference between textual graphics and visual graphics
Quizzes at the end of the lessons will give you quick ways to evaluate your progress. Our expert instructors are happy to answer any questions you have about the chapter. Some lessons in this chapter as well as others are connected to text and video pages.
1. Summarizing & Organizing Social Studies Research Data
In this lesson, we discover several different methods to organize research data for a social studies project or paper, including outlines, thought webs, and the importance of summation.
2. Organizing History with Calendars, Maps & Periodization
While historians may not have fancy labs to help make sense of their work, this does not mean that they are without specialized tools. This lesson discusses three of those tools, namely calendars, maps and periodization.
3. Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics
Textual and visual graphics can aid in visually presenting data to a business audience. You must first identify the type of data you will be presenting and then decide whether it is details, patterns or relationships being communicated.
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