An Investigation is an inquiry into a topic that is less in-depth than a full research paper; yet it provides substantial details about the topic using both written and graphic information.
It is a useful tool that engages visual learners and can be valuable as an assessment.
The organization I worked for introduced it at various workshops but I cannot attribute it to any of my colleagues; it was just “out there.” I did an internet search and could not find a reference to this particular activity.
Since I used it as part of my Out of the Dust novel study I wanted to make it available, but I cannot take credit for it. I did clean it up and organize it and provide a sample but it belongs to “the people” I guess.