Roland's Visual Literacy Web Quest


Roland's Visual Literacy Web Quest


  • Create visual texts that convey meaning
  • Understand what visual literacy is and how to use it
  • Interpret visual texts and compare and explain the effects of different approaches
  • Compose a 'how to guide' for the class to use when creating visual texts 

You are to complete the activities in the 'process' section, these activities will progress from analytic, to evaluative and creative thinking skills. The finished product that you will create will be used as a self assessment tool for you and your peers in the final lesson. 



1. To be able to use visual literacy to depict your understanding of human rights, you will need to look at some resources to help you understand how to 'read' images. Explore the resources below and use this chart to record your responses. 

Visual literacy slide show


Reading photographs

Data Visualisation

Visual literacy - why you need it

Visual language

Tips for viewing images in picture books

Visual literacy in picture books


2. Now that you have learnt a bit about how to read images, take a look at the ones pictured below. Select one image and answer the following question in 100 words. 



Based on your visual literacy research, to what extent has the illustrator effectively used visual literacy techniques to convey a message about a human right? 

Related image

Image result for we are all born free


3. Your task is to compose a multi-modal 'how to guide' that you and your peers will use to create a one-page visual text focused on a particular article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Your 'how to guide' will be about: Creating effective visual texts 


Visual literacy 'how to guide' success criteria:

1. Gives an explanation of visual literacy with examples

2. Explains and exemplifies visual literacy techniques, with examples 

3. Includes a criteria for effective visual texts, based on research from the web quest