Visualization - Using a Calendar

The other day I shared out a neat financial literacy visual that illustrated how the things you own end up owning you.   I really liked the message of this visual and it was easy to understand (and would be a great infographic to share with students in a financial literacy class).



What I really liked about this visual is that it used a calendar as the primary way to denote time.  What a cool idea.  The more I thought about it, the more I thought about ways students could create similar graphical representations.  I made one that might be a good "getting to know you" type activity at the beginning of a school year.  It shows the places I've lived and the proportion of time that I live there (relative to my age).  I started on paper (see my messy brainstorm - and amateur math skills) and then just did a google search for "blank calendar" to find my background.  Finally, I ulled the graphic into PowerPoint and added some colorful textboxes and that was it.  The final result is below.  I'm pretty happy with it.


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How could students use a similar concept in your courses?  Could they visualize events of WWII using this method?  How could it be used in science? I think it has potential.