social media

January 21, 2023

Students read about and discuss positive and negative impacts of social media, and reflect on their own experiences through pair shares and group discussion.

December 11, 2021

Students engage in a series of activities to explore the question of body image and how our society affects the way we feel about our bodies.

September 28, 2021

Students process some of the current research on cell phone use, interview a family member to share their learning, and perhaps co-create a class plan to reduce phone distractions. 

June 16, 2019

There's a hidden cost to our free accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms: our privacy. In this lesson, students learn about and discuss how corporations make a profit from our data, potential policy solutions, and how young people are making their own decisions...

May 28, 2019

Does social media promote positive democratic debate, sow hatred, or both? Students explore whether social media has contributed to echo chambers, and hate speech — and consider options for improving public discussion on social media.

May 4, 2019

Is social media strengthening our communities, or is it actually harming our ability to connect in person? Students  discuss two readings about the pros and cons of social media engagement, including some research on this question.