Integrate Information from Visual Media
Visual information includes charts, graphs, videos, photographs, and maps. Such information is useful for connecting key ideas in a text and explaining complex topics. Graphs, for example, can help you understand a large amount of information much more quickly, and sometimes more effectively, than written text alone. By integrating, or combining, the information you find in a visual format with the information you find in written text, you can develop a stronger understanding of a topic or issue.
To learn more about how different kinds of visual information in print and digital materials can increase your understanding of history and social studies texts, click each of the links below.