Research Project: Technology's Role in Current Events

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This lesson uses videos to teach critical life and technology skills through a self-guided research project. Students research a current event, like “social media and presidential elections,” and create a report to communicate findings to classmates. 

By the end of these lessons, students should be able to:

  • Explain technology’s role in current events to reveal how it both informs and transforms our world.
  • Identify and assess the risks, limits, and opportunities surrounding technology’s role in current events.
  • Explain the role of “citizen journalists” and their effect on current events.
  • Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
  • Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences
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