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Subversive Graphic Organizers


“Venn Diagrams (Under The Spotlight)” is a piece of art by Argentinian artist Amelia Pica. It’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere (including at Brain Pickings), and you can see it below. This is how Ms. Pica describes it:

“During the period of dictatorship in Argentina in the 1970s, gatherings of citizens were closely monitored as they were considered a threat to the government. at the same time Group Theory and Venn diagrams were banned from primary school programs as they could provide a model for subversive thought.”

I’m adding this post to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers.

Boy oh boy, this will sure make a great discussion topic in class — in English and in IB Theory of Knowledge!

Amalia Pica 2

Photo by mariejirousek

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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  2. Pingback: Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers | (la) teacher online

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