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
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.