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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

QUESTION ONE:

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WHO DO YOU SEE AS YOUR ONLINE & FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNITIES?

Extension Activity: Community Interviews

(45 min; involves homework outside of class)

 

This activity is an optional continuation of the in-person and online community mapping exercise (section above). This activity does require work outside the classroom.

 

Ask students to reach out to 1 or 2 people who are part of their local or online communities (as identified in the Mapping Exercise). The students should ask these community members to complete the Mapping Exercise from their perspective. Have the students compare these community maps to their own and answer the following questions:

 

  • Are the two maps similar and different?

  • What are their points of contact?

  • How do the students and their community members expand on each others reach and networks?

  • What social media facilitate this connection?