Lesson Plan

Breaking Stereotypes

Students create a social media campaign
Jaclyn C.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science
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Students will be able to...

  • connect prior learning of social or political issues to a social media campaign
  • create sayings that share their understanding of social or political issues
  • create images with a visual that helps portray their message

English Language Arts
Social Studies
English Language Learning
Health & Wellness
Grades 9 - 12
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1 Introduce the Issue

Activity: Reading

Teachers bring in articles or reading and connect to prior learning. In my activity the issue we were investigating was stereotypes in Canada towards First Nations peoples.  Students read articles and shared back to the class. Lots of class disucssion. 

2 Students create sayings

Activity: Creating

In this part of the activity, students work together to create saying that help portray their learning in the form of an 'action'. Example: "I never say lowest man on the totem pole, because totem poles are a very sacred symbol". 

3 Create Images

Students use Canva (or another image creation tool) to take photographs they have taken (or found) and put the words of their saying over top of it. They download the images they create. 

Once students have created their images, the teacher can create a gallery of these images on a blog or a gallery such as Hightail Spaces.  Teachers can also tweet out the images as part of their campaign for social change.