© 2018 by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics

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

conversation starter:

what does being politically active mean to you?

This conversation starter invites students to listen to a KQED/Youth Radio commentary and to read a short article before discussing how the definitions of civics and politics are changing in the current moment.     >

Ask your students to...

 

  • Consider the questions: Do teens today identify with political parties? Are they redefining political action? What does being politically active mean to you?

 

 

  • Create their own response and, if they feel comfortable tweeting, share their tweet.