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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. 

PARTICIPATE

PARTICIPATING IN A CONNECTED WORLD:
EXPLORING CIVIC ISSUES, DISCOVERING CIVIC INTERESTS

closing

reflection

Closing Reflection

(15-20 minutes)

 

Loop back to the essential questions your students explored in this module.

  • Who do you see as your local and online communities?

  • What civic issues do you hear people in your community talking about most?

  • What civic issue are you curious about that you’d like to understand better and get involved in?

 

Ask students to reflect on each relevant question and write out responses to the following prompts:  

  • I used to think…. Now I think….

 

Think-Pair-Share: You can then ask students to share their reflections with a classmate.

What’s Next?

Take a look at the other modules in this toolkit in order to explore the opportunities and dilemmas of learning about and addressing civic issues in today’s connected world. These modules include:

  • Investigation, or learning more civic issues

  • Dialogue and listening to the perspectives of others.

  • Voice or expressing your perspectives and ideas.

  • Taking action to address civic issues you care about.