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Graphic Journalism, Visual Frameworks, and Climate Change Education
Issue #13 of Simply Sketched
Earlier this week I watched Wendy MacNaughton’s TED Talk on The art of paying attention, and was inspired by her work as a graphic journalist:
In this new article I explore how that type of work relates to what we do as visual note-takers: Wendy MacNaughton on Drawing & Paying Attention.
Graphic journalism isn’t the same as sketchnoting, but they share some similar roots. The same goes for creative journaling, and in this sketchnote Verbal to Visual community member Kerstin Paulik shares the similarities and differences after learning about creative journaling from Anne-Marie Jobin.
I also wanted to celebrate the work of another community member, Sharon Sivinski, who recently launched a website full of sketched and stop-motion videos about climate change, directed toward middle grade students:
She also includes detailed lesson plans to support teachers who might want to share those videos in their classroom. And it’s all free!
Moving from digital to physical resources, I highly encourage you to check out’s Kickstarter for his Visual Frameworks card deck:
Finally, I wanted to share a new learning experience that I’m creating for folks who are in the early or middle stages of their sketchnoting journey. It’s the combination of a book club and sketchnoting course.
Over the course of a month we’ll read and sketchnote a good book, with weekly live workshops in which I’ll teach you visual note-taking from the ground up.
Here is the first set of books that you can choose from that will serve as the source material for our sketchnoting activities throughout the month:
The kick-off session for our first book, Atlas of the Heart, is this coming Wednesday!
You can check out all of the program details here:
Hope to see some of you there!