CURRICULUM

Introductory text needed.

Although the time required varied among the teachers who developed and implemented their units for the project, the full unit typically required at least 3-4 class periods of at least 45 minutes each.

Observation and Discussion:
Art/Data
“VTS-inspired” observation sessions of at least two images – an art piece relating to the topic of the unit, and a related geospatial data visualization.

Instructions
Artwork
Data Visualizations

Data Sketches
Using a creative thinking process, students create their own representations of geospatial datasets on tracing paper, then overlay those different “data layers” to discuss patterns and correlations.

Instructions

Data Visualizations

Bridging Approach:
Fence Post Activity

Students represent personal data, thoughts, and opinions in a graphic form and observe and discuss gathered responses.

Guided Discussion
Students review questions that arose during the first three steps and discuss where they might find the answers to those questions. Instructions
Artwork
Data Visualizations