AGE 15–16Icon UkUk Lesson Plan

Curated Lives (UK)

How can I create a social media presence that represents the real me?

Social media gives us a chance to choose how we present ourselves to the world. We can snap and share a pic in the moment, or carefully stage photos and select only the ones we think are best. When learners reflect on these choices, they can better understand the self they are presenting and the self they aim to be.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Describe how their curated self may or may not represent their real self.
  • Analyse the benefits and drawbacks of representing different parts of their real self online.
  • Create an avatar that represents both their real and curated selves.
Key Vocabulary: curate
selecting, organising and looking after a collection of photos, writings or other artifacts
Digital Footprint & Identity

Lesson Plan

50 mins.

What You'll Need

Classroom resources

Take-home resources

  • Family Activity
  • Family Tips