Lesson Plan

Using Memes to teach about Digital Citizenship

In this lesson, students learn about the power of memes, and create a meme to teach a lesson about digital citizenship
Laura D.
Classroom teacher
Shell Bank JHS
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Science, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Design memes to convey important messages about digital citizenship
  • format documents in Microsoft Word
Social Studies
Grades 6 – 8
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Instruction

Hook: Using the slideshow provided, show students pictures of common meme characters and ask them where they have seen them before and in what context. 

Introduce the essential questions: what is a meme and why is it a good way to communicate  an idea? Mark down student responses and come up with an definition as a group. 

Introduce the student activity. 

(Detailed instructional notes on the Presentation attached)

Student Instructions

Create a meme that conveys an important message about digital citizenship. Use Microsoft Word and the skills that you learned during our unit of study. Memes should:

  • be one full page, no more 
  • be humorous
  • convey an important message relating to your topic
  • be created in MS Word

2 Check for understanding/closure

Encourage students to post their memes on the Google Classroom feed, view their classmates work, and provide positive feedback through the comments. 

Student Instructions

Post your work on Google Classroom's Feed to share it with your classmates. If you wish, you can comment on another student's work to provide positive feedback.