This book contains a collection of ten lesson plans based around infographics. These lessons move through common stages of classroom discussion to help students access their existing knowledge and develop their spoken fluency, comprehension tasks to help students develop the ability to understand text and visual data and digital research and presentation tasks to help students develop the ability question and check the credibility of information, think more critically about the motivations behind it and to reformulate and integrate what they have discovered into their existing beliefs and opinions.
The research tasks include web-based research to check the authenticity of the content and go on to supporting students in the creation independent research surveys and questionnaires that they share through social groups and networks to validate the information in the graphic.
Each lesson ends with some form of creative output task such as a presentation, article, essay or infographic creation that enables students to share what they have learned.
You can see an example copy of the lesson materials here: https://bit.ly/intro-extro-demo
The lesson plans are not intended as a course, but as projects and activities that can be integrated into existing course materials.
The lessons cover a range of topics including:
Each lesson includes:
This book is contained within Thinking Critically through Digital Media