RESPOND TO ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT,
EXTEND YOUR DEFINITION OF CIVIC ACTION
IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Loop back to the broad questions that you and your students explored in this module as a way of reviewing what you covered related to taking action:
Question #1: What can we learn from social change efforts from the past?
Question #2: What does it mean to take action around social issues in the digital age?
Question #3: Is online activism “slacktivism” or just another way to take action? What are the risks?
Question #4: How do we determine a course of action using social media?
Ask students to reflect on what they learned by creating a news headline that summarizes the key ideas in a brief compelling statement. You can ask students to work on their own or in pairs or small groups. Share the following prompt with students:
If you were to write a headline for this topic right now that captured the most important aspect that should be remembered, what would that headline be?
If you’d like to add a visual element, you can also ask students to draw an image that would go alongside of the headline. Encourage students to be creative.
Once they are done, you can ask students to share with a larger group or with the whole class.