Flags by Colours

I was really intrigued by the Flags by Colours infographic in a presentation given by Kathy Schrock on “Using Infographics as a Creative Assessment” at T.C.E.A. last week.  Although her presentation was about having students create infographics, this particular example struck me as one that could be useful in the classroom.  For starters, you could ask the kids to try to predict which one represents their own country (conveniently forgetting to tell them that the flags are in alphabetical order).  If they pick the wrong one(s), you could help them to determine why, which might bring in some math and fractions.  You could also compare the similar flags of countries, have the students try to figure out which color is used the most (the answer is at the bottom) and speculate why, design what the infographic might look like for another flag – like one of a state or region, or try to design a flag based on its infographic, and then reveal the true flag.  I’m sure you can think of even more ideas!

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