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This lesson plan focuses on the impact of social media on young people's lives by exploring the role of influencers, the potential impact of social media on self-esteem, and the concept of echo chambers to develop critical thinking skills.
- Suitable for age 14
- 60 minutes + project work
What's in this lesson?
Students will be able to:
- Understand the reasons behind influencer culture and recognize how it can contribute to the formation of echo chambers.
- Recognize the potential effects of social media on one's self-esteem, and identify strategies for building a positive online presence and managing negative interactions.
- Apply their learning to their own online motivations and make informed decisions about their engagement with online content.
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A person who has a large following on social media and can impact the opinions and behaviours of their audience through their posts and endorsements.
Online motivations are the reasons why people use the internet or social media.
An echo chamber is a situation in which a person's beliefs and opinions are reinforced by exposure only to information that agrees with them.
Self-esteem is how much we like and value ourselves. Social media can affect a person's self-esteem in both positive and negative ways due to interactions that make them feel supported or inadequate.
Introduction (5 min)
Define the Keywords (15 min)
Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
Project Work (duration as needed)
Key Takeaways (10 min)
Included in this Lesson
- Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player
- Lesson plan for teachers
- Printable handouts for students
- Assessment rubric for project based learning
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