Community Voices

How can we use data to tell a story that will inform local community members and motivate them to take action?

Social Studies
Key Content
research, communities, qualitative and quantitative data, data visualization
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Students develop and deliver a TED Talk–style presentation that tells a compelling data-based story and uses visual data to call attention to a community issue. Students interview community members and gather both quantitative and qualitative data, then present their visual data stories at an Ideas Summit as a means of raising awareness and inspiring community action.

There is an optional interview milestone in this project. If you choose to include this optional component, the duration of the project will increase. Also, this project has a strong literacy component. You may want to collaborate with an ELA teacher and teach this as an interdisciplinary humanities project.