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Social Studies Slogans to Make Your Own Memes

November 14, 2012

You’ve seen them in emails, on Facebook, even the Today Show features memes that have gone viral.  Students can create their own memes using Haiku Deck on their iPads. This “make your own memes” activity can be tailored to a wide range of learning goals. In the social studies classroom, you might present an exemplar like the one below.

Make Your Own Memes

Follow these steps:

  • Create a new presentation and choose a theme
  • Add an image from your camera roll to set as the background
  • Add your slogan and format the text so it works with your image

Make Your Own Memes

In the example above, I chose this slogan because it contains domain specific vocabulary and demonstrates the courage of George Washington and the faith he had in his troops.

Here are a handful of social studies resources for educators.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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11 Responses to “Social Studies Slogans to Make Your Own Memes”

  1. Thanks so much for using our app in the classroom! We’re so glad your students enjoy it –and what a great idea to create memes with it! We hope you and your students had the chance to use our updated version with charts & graphs and bulleted lists.
    And just for fun since it is National Teacher Appreciation Day today, here’s a fun blog post we put together of tips & tricks for using Haiku Deck in the classroom:

    If you need anything just let us know, we’re always here to help!

    Thanks for being part of our creative community,
    Lisa from Team Haiku Deck

  2. What a fantastic idea. I downloaded this app awhile back and k we it was cool but couldn’t figure out how to use it in class. After seeing your lesson, we’re going to create memes that go along with our Project Based Learning unit on health. Kudos.

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