Infographics engage students in non-fiction topics and inspire them to make a difference. Empower students to raise awareness by giving them the space to create their own infographics.
Exploring Mentor Texts
Inspire students about the power of infographics by doing a Google image search on infographics and exploring why people love infographics. Give students freedom to explore while guiding them to understand what makes infographics effective. Analyze the many different ways to visualize data and begin connecting with non-profit organizations to tell their stories.
13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics
The Time You Have (in Jellybeans)
Google image search
Infographic Observations Doc
Wine Folly’s Basic Wine Infographic
33 Ways to Visualize data
Water Crisis Fact Sheet
Guide your students to find data for their infographics by helping them to write business letters to non-profit organizations. Continue the search by going to Google and searching the issue along with "statistics." Have students create a sketch of how they plan to visualize the data before moving on to the digital creation.
Elements of Design
How do the elements of design make the data meaningful in infographics? Explore Steve McGriff's "Graphic Design Tips for Creating Infographics" and guide students through putting these design principles into practice. Explore a variety of online tools for finding colors, icons, and text.