This is an assignment I give to my students where they are to pick a famous person to research (thus practice research skills) and then create an infographic of them. Their infographic project also included a written response. I have included my marking rubric with the assignment handout. The worksheet that goes with the assignment helps guide students through the research process and ensure they gather the correct data.
I normally use easelly for the actual creation of the infographics which is a free program.
I have done it in English to focus on research skills and paragraph writing. As well as Social studies to focus on researching a historical figures.