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Be a Maker: Hashtag Activism and the Instagram Essay

By Laura Lisabeth, Ph.D, 826NYC

In this lesson, students experiment with the multimodal composition of Instagram and use this social media platform to promote a social justice issue.

Level

Grades 6–8

Type

Persuasive, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts

Commitment

3 Sessions, 2 Hours Each

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Lesson Instructions

What Your Students Will Learn

Students apply their understanding of rhetorical strategies and the multimodal composition of Instagram to promote a social justice issue that they care about.

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students will produce a persuasive essay on a social justice issue of their choice and utilize a social media platform to promote this issue.

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