PARTICIPATE

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

QUESTION ONE:

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?