Memorial Day Infographics
Memorial Day provides an opportunity to visualize statistical information. Three infographics present information about the holiday and its origin and activities associated with it:
Memorial Day commemorates wartime sacrifices made by servicemen and women. A number of infographics present statistics from Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Iraq War Fatalities is a chart that compiles data on 2,592 recorded deaths among American soldiers and their allies.
- The Dead, the Dollars, the Drones: 9/11 Era by the Numbers covers the costs of Iraq and Afghanistan in dollars and lives. Not all our soldiers’ war wounds are visible.
- Military PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a visual primer on PTSD
- CNN prepared an interactive infographic. Home and Away: Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties will let students identify their local causalities.
Design Your Own Infographic
Originally Decoration Day, Memorial Day honors all our wars. Students can design their own infographics using American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and Statistics.
Infographics can be designed and drawn by hand or using a computer and the Internet.
- The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual is a general tutorial.
- The 5 Best Free Tools for Making Slick Infographics and 10 Awesome Free Tools to Make Infographics link to free software for designing infographics and include specific instructions.