Preparing Youth for Online Civic, Political Action

The internet is where many young people get their news and express their own perspectives on civic and political issues. So, how can educators prepare them to be heard in an informed and impactful way in today’s digital age? Several new Teaching Channel videos provide some great ideas and examples of what’s possible.

For example, in one video, featuring a lesson on creating digital stories, students in high school English teacher Janelle Bence’s class, share what they learn from the lesson. One of the students says: “This generation is just a techie generation, you know? Including digital media in our English 1 class is very essential to really get your message out there. It’s relevant to, you know, the kids today, and it makes it, you know, actually worth looking at to other kids who are our future.”

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