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Participants will put knowledge of visual, verbal and technological advocacy strategies into practice through analysis and digital manipulation of primary sources.
- Browse EDTools to select artifacts for your students. Print one artifact page (with summary and caption) per small group.
- Review advocacy techniques covered in The Tools to Persuade lesson plan (optional).
- Tell your students about the history of each of the artifacts.
- Tell students, individually or in small groups, to look closely and select an image or text that conveys a fact.
- Students then create an advocacy artifact by adding words or images (whichever is missing) to their selection.
- Primary sources to examine and print out (download from EDTools)
- Paper or mobile devices for sketching (suggested tools include fotor.com, Google Drawing and Instagram)
Ask your students to present their work to the class, then discuss the outcomes. Prompts include:
- Which project did you find most persuasive? What choices did the authors make that were especially effective?
- Which tool(s) did you use? Why?
- Which advocacy strategies were easiest to use? Hardest? Explain.
- Was it easier to add words or images? Why?
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4Present information such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
ISTE: 6b. Creative CommunicatorStudents create original works or responsibly remix digital resources.
ISTE: 6c. Creative CommunicatorStudents communicate complex ideas by creating or using a variety of digital objects.
ISTE: 6d. Creative CommunicatorStudents publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
ISTE: 7c. Global CollaboratorStudents contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.