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Tweeting as a Historical Figure
1 Hook: What makes up a good tweet?
Teacher build a Google Form for students to evaluate tweets on asking if it is good or bad and why or why not
Teacher build a keynote with screenshots from various celebrities, and then shows it to her students while they fill out the form
Students read each tweet presented by the teacher and then fill out the Google Form on whether they believe the tweet is bad or good
2 Direct Instruction- What Makes History?
The teacher presents a keynote presentation on what can history be derived from. It includes different examples including Social Media and discusses which resources would be better to get Historical Information from
Students listen and take notes during the presentation
3 Independent Practice
The teacher directs students to pick a historical figure and look at what they might have said. Especially direct quote. She then directs them to write out 15 tweets in a way that tells some semblance of a story. They then post those tweets either to padlet if the teacher does not actually want them on Twitter or to Twitter
- Pick a historical figure
- Research that Figure
- Write out 15 tweets that will resemble a full story
- Post those tweets to the platform of the teachers choice
4 Wrap Up- Tweet talking
As a way to wrap up the teacher directs students to find a partner and then start having a social media conversation as their chosen historical figures.
Students find a partner and then begin a conversation with their partner as their chosen historical figures