Students will anonymously submit responses to contentious political issues in groups to explore how quickly and easily extreme ideals and actions arise in anonymity.
Students will critique political candidates’ social media platforms, suggest improvements, and predict the candidate's success for an upcoming election based on their social media numbers.
Students will read about and discuss how hacking can influence elections and how to deal with interferences in future elections.
With a partner, students will either produce a fake news or real story based on a real political figure/candidate/celebrity using material from actual news publications; then as a class vote on which stories are real vs fake.
In small groups, students will trace a political hashtag from its origins and note significant events through the time it has existed, observing if the meaning, tone, or sentiment has changed from its inception.