STEP 1: Research an elementary school, either one that you attended growing up or one in your area. Visit websites such as greatschools.org, National Center for Education Statistics, or others to gather information about the demographics at the school. You may also find details on your chosen’s schools website. Compile pertinent information regarding equity, racial and ethnic diversity, gender diversity, socioeconomic status, graduation rates, grades, poverty, disability, etc. to get a comprehensive understanding about the population at your selected school.
STEP 2: Conduct research on bullying. Read about current national or regional anti-bullying campaigns such as Stomp Out Bullying to get ideas. Find at least one outside resource to integrate into your infographic.
STEP 3: Create an anti-bullying advertisement or infographic for the elementary school that you researched. Pick out some of the details about the school’s demographics, the information from the text, AND your chosen anti-bullying website to integrate into your work (NOTE: You do not have to summarize all of your research. Your objective is to create an interesting visual so that an outside observer could quickly learn at least three new things by looking at it.) The infographic must include at least 2 images (pictures, charts, and graphs all count as images) and some text.
You should put effort into this assignment, but you should not feel overwhelmed by creating a visual. You can think of it as making a simplified “poster” and there are several tools available to help you create this assignment. You may design the poster in any medium you desire, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, or one of the following programs:
- Canva is really easy to use and convenient because it has tons of free shapes and designs for you to use. This program does not specialize in infographics, however, so you probably just want to choose the option to create a “poster” or “presentation.”
- Infogram is a fabulous tool if you want to include a chart or graph in your infographic.
- Easel.ly has some great pre-designed Infographic options to work with.
STEP 4: Submit your completed poster. Along with your submission, include a short write-up (1-2 paragraphs), explaining your selected school and your chosen approach to the end-bullying campaign.