Information Graphic – Select a Topic
- Select a topic
- Create a thesis statement summarizing goal
DUE: Week3 – 9/18
Create a Word document that includes each of the listed headers below and save into the following class dropbox folder with your name on it: >>Assignment 01: Project 1 Topic Proposal
1. Name of Topic
2. Thesis Statement
Compose a paragraph statement of your thesis for the Info Graphic Poster. The thesis statement should describe your objective – what is the ‘take-away’ of your poster? Who is your audience? What do you want them to understand?
Suggested thesis ideas:
- To shed light on dangers of drinking lead for school children and expose incompetence and neglect by officials
- To compare dangers of lead exposure in schools 10 years ago vs today
- To highlight problems with lead in drinking water in New York Public schools and Public Housing.
- Does air pollution contribute to both higher environmental and health care costs?
- Is there a relationship between the percent of households reporting air conditioning and incidence of heat stress?
- What is the relationship between asthma rates (the rate of asthma – related emergency department visits per 10,000 residents) and air pollution levels?(concentrations of PM2.5)?
- Is there a higher rate of plastic recycling by consumers in localities with greater access to disposal bins?
List (at least3) online (re)sources from here
- The EPA’s Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool: https://ejscreen.epa.gov/mapper/
- Detailed local data
- Useful as a research source
- NYC Environment and Health Data Portal: https://a816-dohbesp.nyc.gov/IndicatorPublic/HeatHub/hvi.html
- EPA Data Explorer: Greenhouse Gas Inventory Data Explorer | US EPA
- Comparisons of state and national level data
- Academic One File has always been an excellent general database for undergraduate research. The depth of full-text offerings has recently been improved.
- Ebook Central is an expansive collection of ebooks that can be searched either through the catalog or as a standalone database. Here you can get Meirelles, Isabel, the recommended reading listed above.
- The Wall Street Journal is free to the entire City Tech Community. Activate your free subscription today!
- The New York Times Sign up for your free academic pass or renew your subscription
- You can also include additional reliable sources
4. Supporting Sections
Outline at least three components that describe your thesis and give context to it. Think beginning, middle and end. This can include background information, facts about the subject matter, current state of the problem.
Find at least 10 facts that support your thesis (include citation from where you find your fact). These can included numbers, comparisons, words, dates, quotations, definitions, etc.
Week 3 Thursday 9/18/23