Different types of charts/graphs And how they can be used for understanding history. Nathan B. Gilson 7th Grade Social Studies Southwest Middle School
Pie Charts • Pie charts are good to show how much of something is compared to everything. • ALWAYS show a PERCENTAGE%
Line Graphs • Line Graphs show how things change over TIME.
Column or Bar graphs • Show how different areas compare using one focus. Usually when you want to show the number, rather than the percentage.
Scatter Plot Graph • Shows how a group rates. Can show trends within a group as well.
Histogram • Special bar graph that shows different sub-groups or categories within one large group.
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Step 1—Put the Graph Title in A1
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Put the headings for each set of data in B1 to B__
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Put the data underneath each title and double check that you entered it right, it’s real easy to miss a 0 somewhere.
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Starting in A1, click and drag to make a highlighted box around all of the information you want on your graph, then click insert
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Choose the kind of chart/graph you want from the options listed.
Using Microsoft Excel to Make a Graph • Check your chart to make sure it looks right. Obvious things would be something that should be the biggest looks small. You probably missed 1 number.
For this graph, Russia should be the biggest, but it isn’t, because it’s missing a 0. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do it all over again, just change the number and the graph will automatically change with the new information.
2. Change Number here • Just click in the box where Russia’s number is, change the 0, and watch your chart change MUCH BETTER 1. Click here
http://images.wikia.com/war/images/1/18/WorldWarII-MilitaryDeaths-Allies-Piechart.pnghttp://images.wikia.com/war/images/1/18/WorldWarII-MilitaryDeaths-Allies-Piechart.png • http://net.lib.byu.edu/~rdh7//wwi/memoir/docs/statistics/diagrams/d62.gif • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qSHyxqn-vs0/TPsbyF0OqSI/AAAAAAAAACc/zwIEFIbNmA0/s1600/histogram.gif