In this lesson, students analyze how our methods of sharing news are changing and pick a current event to research through Instagram photos.
Show your students the Instagram photosets that are linked in the Media section above, and facilitate a discussion about obtaining news from social media sources. Ask what the first page is that they visit when they go online. Is it the news, or is it their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram? When was the last time they learned of a major current event from social media as opposed to more traditional news sources? What are the advantages of learning about current events through social media? What are the disadvantages?