By the end of this WebQuest, you will have explored both historical and modern examples of student-led activism. You will discover the ways in which technology and social media are being used to expand social movements and connect people from around the world. The goal is for you to understand not only what tools you have available to you as a student activist, but also to examine your own interests and beliefs that might lend themselves to creating or joining a social movement.
We will be using computers and the internet to do research, create documents (in Microsoft Word or Google Docs), and submit assignments. All writing assignments require thoughtful, meaningful input and must be written in full sentences (unless otherwise noted on a specific assignment).
Documents must be saved with a file name related to the topic, as well as the last name of each group member or LastnameFirstname format for individual assignments. Examples: Day2KWL-AdamsSmithHsu; Studentactivists-TownsendSam
All documents will be submitted to our class Dropbox folder at the end of each day.
TED Talk Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives
Description: When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might be even more important than she expected