Infographics Lesson – Day Two

Prepared by: Jami Williams, Mexico High School, Mexico, Missouri

Student will create an infographic using data collected from a survey.


  1. PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Exploratory research


  1. Level 2 (Proficient) understanding of the elements required for an infographic
  2. Level 2 (Proficient) generation of an infographic using the data from the survey


  1. Infographics PowerPoint Day 2
  2. Infographic planner
  3. Teacher will need to build survey using survey software of teacher’s choosing; a list of questions for the survey can be found in the Additional Information section at the end of this lesson plan.


Steps to check for student understanding

  1. Teacher will do frequent comprehension checks in the form of Classroom Assessment Techniques (thumbs up, thumbs down; exit slip in the form of post-it note summary)
  2. This module will contain guidance for students and teachers to work toward making decisions and putting assets in place for future production. Keep in mind that you are creating valuable tools for future use. Emphasize this to your students as well.


  1. Suggested bell ringer: What movie title sums up your life and why?
  2. Teacher will present the PowerPoint
  3. Teacher will e-mail or distribute the surveys that teacher built
  4. Students will take the surveys that teacher built
  5. Teacher will distribute the data collected; if not online, teacher will have two students tabulate the data.
  6. Students will work individually to create an infographic that relates to the data from the survey.
  7. Students should submit their infographic along with their Compare/Contrast/Consider data from yesterday so that teacher can help students make a decision on what infographic creator will be used in class.


  1. Exit slip: What is the most important thing to consider when making a decision: the impact on others or the impact on yourself? Why do you feel this way?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Questions for survey – all yes or no questions

Please answer the following questions in relation to OUR class-produced media:

  1. Can an infographic be a complete package and stand alone?
  2. Will journalists be responsible for creating their own infographics?
  3. Will infographics be in color?
  4. If not, will they be as effective in black and white?
  5. Will we limit the number of infographics in a publication?
  6. Will we make a minimum required number of infographics?
  7. Will we use infographics on the website?
  8. Will website infographics be designed by the journalist?