Infographic Project

You are required to develop an infographic from one of the topics listed below:

Political Knowledge of Americans

 

-Political Participation of Americans

-Two Party vs. Multi-Party Systems

Either the “Pros” or “Cons” of the Affordable Care Act

-Either the “Pros” or “Cons” of Medicaid

-Either the “Pros” or “Cons” of Medicare

-US Foreign Aid

-US Involvement around the World Post-9/11

-Economy of the United States Post-Great Recession

-The US in the United Nations

While the topics seem broad, you can narrow a topic to ease the process.

Example #1: The US in the United Nations

Focus: The US in the UN Security Council

Example #2: US Foreign Aid

Focus: US Foreign Aid for Natural Disaster Relief

An outline and infographic sample are available for your convenience. Turn in the outline by Thursday, December 20, at 5 pm, Central Standard Time, for ten extra points. Submit your outline via Dropbox submission (which can be found under the “Infographic” module in D2L). However, extra points will only be rewarded if you conducted thorough research.

Rubric for the Infographic Project

CATEGORY 4 3 2 1
Content Covers topic in-depth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent. Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Includes essential information about the topic but there are a few factual errors, and/or it is not detailed enough. Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors.
Graphics All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand. All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand. Most of the graphics relate to the topic. Most of the graphics do not relate to the topic.
Attractiveness Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation. Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation. Makes use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detract from the presentation content. Use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. but these often distract from the presentation content.
Mechanics No misspellings or grammatical errors. A minimal amount of misspellings and/or mechanical errors. A moderate amount of misspellings and/or grammatical errors. A significant amount of misspellings and/or grammatical errors.
References Correctly applied MLA or APA style and utilized 3 or more sources Minimal number of errors with use of MLA or APA style and utilized at least 1 source Moderate number of errors with use of MLA or APA style and utilized at least 1 source Significant number of errors with use of MLA or APA style and utilized at least 0 source

Requirements:

-Content must be objective, not subjective

-Provide background information on your topic, at least three sentences long

-for example, in the sample infographic, the background information immediately follows

the title

-Mention at least five facts/information (must include text-based and visual-based content for each fact/information)

-for example, in the sample infographic, the five facts/information are: (1) Political Strength in the EU Parliament; (2) Political Strength in the Council of the EU; (3) Economic Weight in the EU; (4) Opt-outs From EU Laws; and (5) Net-contributor or Net-recipient?

-Most of the visual-based content should be self-generated (utilize the tools available in the website) and not just copied and pasted

-Paraphrase; do not copy information word for word

-MLA or APA Style (website link alone is not sufficient)

-APA Style Guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01…

-MLA Style Guide: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01…

-Scholarly/Academic and Government Sources Only; the textbook will not count

-Is it a Scholarly Article?: https://upresearch.lonestar.edu/scholarlysource/sc…

-Three Types of Sources: https://upresearch.lonestar.edu/scholarlysource/sp…

-Criteria stated in the above rubric

-Minimum of 3 sources (Create a separate block at the end of your infographic)