© 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. 

VOICE

CONSIDER WHAT, HOW, WHEN, WHY, HOW AND TO WHAT END YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF CIVICALLY ONLINE

QUESTION ONE:

how do i find my

story and express

it in ways that are

civically meaningful?

Activity 2: How Can We Tell Stories that Connect to Social Issues Effectively?  

(120 minutes)

 

Story Inc. (link)

 

“This two hour workshop is designed to enable participants to tell a personal story about a social issue that they are connected to and/or are passionate about. At the end, every participant will leave with the practical skills of storytelling, an ability to communicate a social issue to an audience, and a roadmap of how to tell their own story related to the social issue across which ever media platform they choose.”

The workshop instructions can be found here.

 

The workshop takes a game-based approach to unpacking basic elements of a story (Character, Setting, Plot, Conflict, Resolution) and asks participants to delve into stories they know before embarking on their own storytelling exercise.