In America, UFO sightings peak on the Fourth of July
graph from the Economist; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: line graph
Source: The Economist, July 4, 2019.
Additional Paired Texted/Resources:
- Daily Chart. “In America, UFO Sightings Peak on July 4th.” The Economist: July 4, 2019.
- The Economist. “Everything You Need to Know about UFOs: Close Encounters of the Slurred Kind.” The Economist: June 28, 2014.
- Statista. “UFO Reportings are Taking Off Again.” Statista: May 20, 2021.
- UFO Sightings Map
Potential Math Content: line graph, estimating values, scale along the y-axis, making sense of context
Potential Content Connections: UFOs