Infographic lesson #1
- Geographic knowledge and understanding
- Geographic skills → Research, process and interpret data and information
- Aims of this lesson
- To be able to approach infographics as a 'geographer', focusing upon the demands of Section B of Paper 2.
Base knowledge and understanding
The Guardian - 16 useless infographics [1 August 2013]
Words to be defined
- radar chart
Paper 2 section B will be 10 marks focused on your interpretation of an infographic.
What is an infographic?
Well, let’s start with the word itself. “Infographic” is a portmanteau of the words “information” and “graphic.” In essence, an infographic is a form of visual communication meant to capture attention and enhance comprehensioncolumnfivemedia.com/infographic
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The 'easy' questions
The first 4 of the 10 marks are focused upon the interpretation of the data in the provided infographic.
The 'tricky' questions
The final 6 of the 10 marks are more focused upon your analysis of how the data and the 'message' have been represented.
What do you think about these infographics? Do they do a good job?
Possible command words that could start a 6 mark infographic question
Make an appraisal by weighing up the strengths and limitations.
To what extent
Consider the merits or otherwise of an argument or concept. Opinions and conclusions should be presented clearly and supported with empirical evidence and sound argument.
Give valid reasons or evidence to support an answer or conclusion.
6 mark infographic style questions
- Evaluate two ways in which W is portrayed negatively in the infographic. [3+3]
- To what extent does the infographic offer a flawed representation of X. 
- Evaluate the strength of the links between Y and Z that are shown in the infographic 
What 'tricky' question could you be asked about this infographic?
Go through the process with this infographic → 'easy' questions you could be asked, things you think it does well, things it could do better and 'tricky' questions that could be based upon it.