Lesson Plan

Tweeting as a Historical Figure

Putting Students in the History
David L.
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Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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Students will be able to gain historical perspective by writing as a historical figure

Social Studies
Grades 11
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook: What makes up a good tweet?

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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

Student Instructions

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

Student Instructions

Students listen and take notes during the presentation

3 Independent Practice

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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

Student Instructions


- 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

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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.

Student Instructions

Students find a partner and then begin a conversation with their partner as their chosen historical figures