A Workshop on Slow Reveal Graphs for Social Studies Teachers

December 5, 2022 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

My collaborator, Tammy Shreiner, is running a workshop for social studies educators on teaching with Slow Reveal Graphs. The idea of slow reveal graphs is that visualizations are just too complex for students to pick out all the visual elements. Instead, a slow reveal graph is presented in stages, and at each stage, students are prompted to reflect (and discuss, or write about), “What do you notice now? What do you wonder about?”

Tammy has been building a bunch of slow reveal graphs that really fascinating. I’m particularly amazed at the ones that she and her colleague Bradford Dykes have been building. They are taking hand-drawn visualizations (like the fascinating ones by W.E.B. Du Bois) and recreating them in R, so that they can generate the slow reveal process.

She’s offering a workshop in January that I highly recommend.

Dear friends,

I am writing to share information about a professional learning opportunity focused on teaching primary source data visualizations using the “slow reveal” process. The PLO will take place on Zoom over two Saturdays, January 21 and 28, 9:00-noon. It is open to teachers inside and outside of Michigan.

Please share the attached flyer with your social studies teacher colleagues. A sneak peak of the website that we will share with participants is below.

Thanks for sharing!


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