Making Connections

A pomegranate tree connects Monique to her community

How do students find and develop connections in and with their community?

Learning Overview & Objectives:
The students will explore the physical and emotional connections they have with their neighborhood, and begin to reach out to establish new connections in their virtual community.

Students will ...


  • Do an informal presentation of the object that connects them to their community, and explain the link.

  • Activate necessary online accounts.

  • Upload content to the Youth Voices Portal and create their first entry.

  • Share their new entry with their online community, and begin a social media campaign.


Workshop Breakdown
Time: 3-4 hours

ACTIVITY... Students present the object that connects them to their neighborhood and use their YV Notebook to share/elaborate on their relationship to the object/neighborhood.

TASK...Students activate necessary online accounts and using their YV Notebook they will archive the account information for later reference.

ACTIVITY...Students participate in a tutorial on how to use the online YV Portal. Utilizing the content from their YV Notebook they create their first entry entitled "You and Your Neighborhood." The entry features the object that connects them to their community.

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO CONNECT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Social Media Blast #1...How do you connect to your community?
Students are asked to share the entry they created on one of their social
media outlets and encourage their social media community to share their object that
connects them to their community.

These posts will launch the social media campaign for the project.

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