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Wounds of War Group Project Infographic Directions
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Put your book title and your "product" title here. (See block 5, Book Features, below for info on "product.") Do not call it an infographic; doing so is like putting "book" after the title of a book. This IS an infographic; you don't have to tell us it is! Do NOT put your names here. See last block for info on names.
Title each block as I have, and put your blocks in exactly this order, so as I grade, I can easily find your information. Change all "your"s to "our."
You will create one group infographic that shares information from the book your group read
Your infographic should emulate this graphic's structure.
Follow the guidelines in each block below. The FAQs near the end provide more detail. See rubric on class website as well.
Your second block should have a photo or visual to capture the main "story" of this infographic
This block should provide a short description of your book. Rather than focusing on summary, tell them a story about how the book will engage them. Ask: if someone stopped reading your infographic here would they want to read the book?
About Your Book
1) State its theme as one concise, complete sentence.
2) Concisely explain how the author develops the theme.
3) Introduce the key characters involved in the theme.
4) Interestingly and clearly detail their roles in the theme
5) Clearly relate war's role in the novel.
The book's message
Do not crowd information in this section. Increase the block size and allow white space so your audience enjoys reading the information. Add graphics of any type to make it visually appealing. Limit your text. Use your concise style knowledge. If your text boxes default to centering text (anywhere in your infographic, not just this box, change them to left aligned. Only center titles and subtitles. Reading centered text annoys your audience.
You must paraphrase or quote the book — cite in MLA!
Visually persuade your audience that the info you included in the box above will interest them. Pull in three to four photos here to support the information you included in the box above.
Freedom Tower Construction and Aerial View of Places Where Twin Towers Stood
An infographic explaining your "product's" (your interpretation of the book's importance) features gives people a quick overview of your "product" at a glance. It provides general information here—specifics come later in the infographic. Make clear, bulleted graphics, with 1–3 word features. Choose 8 categories that fit your book.
Connection to People
Range of Influence
High Pressure Situation
Take Charge Personalities
Nothing catches the eye like a stunning visual. The "product" image stops your audience in their tracks, draws them in, and allows the rest of your pitch to sell your idea. It also gives them context on everything else they'll encounter in the infographic. Provide four images here.
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
Your audience wants to know how your "product" will affect them. BUT they won't try to extrapolate any benefits from your features list— it doesn’t tell them the most important things they can experience with or learn from your "product. To help, provide clear stories (real examples) to explain how people will benefit from the experiencing your book. Describe the war in different contexts or through different people's eyes and provide coordinated photos. You must use at least two examples. Cite information derived from your book appropriately.
Use large photos to draw readers further into your infographic
Your "Product" in Action
Describe how your "product" can affect your audience as illustrated in the above photograph. For example (you may need more than one sentence for each):
Exploring the Mighty Mo allows visitors to see the battle stations, living accommodations, and spot where Japan signed the truce to end WWII.
Standing at the Mighty Mo and seeing where American ships harbored during WWI, visitors sence the bombing's devastating impact.
Time for the specifics! Provide "product" details to help your audience understand how reading the novel can affect them. Cite information derived from your book appropriately.
Use images to correlate with your explanation and argument.
How Your "Product" Works
Explain your response to the novel
How has experiencing the novel added to your worldview, citizenship, appreciation, or knowledge?
Convince your audience to read the novel
Why should the audience choose this book? What will they gain from reading it?
Mighty Mo's Surrender Text and Surrender Signing Photo
Argue and explain how reading about the ways your novel's characters behaved during war will benefit your audience. Cite information derived from your book appropriately.
Use at least three icons to illustrate or bullet your points
Advise how people should behave during war
Detail the actions people should take after a war to use the experience to enhance their lives
Share your interpretations of positive reactions
How can we use characters' experiences to guide our own behavior?
How can we emulate characters' actions to enhance our lives?
What conclusions have you drawn based on the characters' war experiences?
Insert answers to four potential questions
Yes.Title each block as directed in this infographic's first block. Follow each block's directions
Must our group use all blocks shown in this directions infographic?
What genre should we use ?
You are practicing the three main genres in the 11th grade standards. Notice the directions in each box. If it states, "story," then narrate. If it states, "explain," then write expository text. If it states, "argue," then use rhetoric. Some blocks require overlap of genres.
Must our infographic look like this direction infographic?
No! Choose your own template or start with a blank template. Appeal to your audience with graphics, color, and appropriate font variations (minimal variations!). Remember to change text alignment to left when it defaults to centered.
Where do we find images?
Piktochart provides icons, photos, backgrounds, and more on the sidebar. You can also upload your own images. Consider taking your own photos or using your personal photos and uploading those. If you resort to Google images, you must use those without copyrights, so use advanced features and set appropriately when searching.
Works Cited goes here, the second-to-last block. Every source included in pictographic must appear here.
Put all group members' names in the final block.