As social media engagement among youth continues to rise, students are becoming increasingly exposed to and involved in hashtag campaigns related to themes of identity, diversity, justice and social action.
Just as we engage students in establishing guidelines for building inclusive, safe spaces in our classrooms, it is vital that students learn how to communicate in internet groups and respond to bias online.
As children use digital media with increasing frequency, advertisers who work with digital platforms continue to understand kids as an ideal target audience. Among other things, this means it is important to help children learn to read online ads sensibly and critically.
An excerpt from A Whale Hunt, How a Native-American Village Did What No One Thought It Could by Robert Sullivan. This piece is to accompany "Holding Onto Heritage: Native Whale Hunts & Diversity" lesson.
In this lesson students will students will interview adults and peers who are part of their school community and identify “gifts” that make the community special. Extension activities explore science elements raised in the story.