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Students explore their identities and communities, identify civic issues that matter to them, and consider how they might use digital media for civic participation.

Students work to understand and analyze civic information online, and consider what information they

can trust.

Students navigate diverse perspectives and exchange ideas about civic issues in our inter-connected world .

Students consider how, when and to what end they can create, remix and otherwise re-purpose content that they share with others in online spaces.

Students consider a broad range of tactics and strategies for acting on civic issues. 

ACTION

RESPOND TO ISSUES YOU CARE ABOUT,
EXTEND YOUR DEFINITION OF CIVIC ACTION
IN THE DIGITAL AGE

QUESTION four:

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how do we determine a course of action using social media?

Activity 3: Imagine Better: Harnessing Popular Culture for Social Change Workshop

(2 hours)

 

Imagine Better: Harnessing Popular Culture for Social Change Workshop (link)

 

You can draw on this activity set to engage students in a hands-on action project. This activity is designed to encourage participants to make connections between popular culture and real-world issues. They will be introduced to the concept of “cultural acupuncture” and learn how to take action to affect change in their communities. The activities were developed by the MAPP team.