These lessons are designed to help students explore the ways in which they can take action on political and social issues using social media tools.
3.1 Read & Discuss (199 KB pdf)
Students read about the participation gap among young people in the political process and learn about the role that social media can play in promoting civic engagement.
3.2 Lesson Plan (383 KB pdf)
Students learn to think like journalists whose purpose is to ask good questions. They examine different types of questions, identify examples of these types and rewrite ineffective questions. Finally, they submit original questions to an election-related social media site.
3.3 Lesson Plan (386 KB pdf)
Students choose campaign issues and develop persuasive extemporaneous speeches that they record as audio or video files and post to their blogs and/or a social media site.
3.4 Lesson Plan (230 KB pdf)
Students team up to choose a political issue and design a short persuasive video that demonstrates their knowledge and position regarding the issue and encourages viewers to take action. They post their videos to their blogs and/or youth-oriented social media sites.
Complete Guide (2.21 MB pdf)