Visualizing Palestine

Themes: US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, World History/Global Studies

Visualizing Palestine is a nonprofit “dedicated to using data and research to visually communicate Palestinian experiences to provoke narrative change.” The graphic storytelling at Visualizing Palestine can help students “see” Palestinian reality in new ways, but also prompt students’ own imaginative visual projects to story Palestine.

For example, one January 2024 illustration depicts school buses lined up into the distance: “It would take 177 buses* to carry the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. (*72 children per bus.)” Another illustration depicts the disparity in water usage for cooking, hydration, and hygiene: Israel — 230 liters per person/per day; World Health Organization minimum per person/per day — 100 liters; Gaza, before the war per person/per day — 88; Gaza today — 3 liters per person/per day. Share these and others at the site with students and have them develop their own. [Description from Rethinking Schools.]

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