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Memes have become the language of today's younger generations. They are constantly being shared and are much enjoyed due to their unique, humorous and relatable nature. Having your students create memes as part of a classroom activity encourages them to participate in the lesson even more and can bring great class laughs. Making memes with students can be both entertaining and educational when done correctly. Using memes can also inspire entrepreneurial thinking in your students as they create messages that cause people to rethink their behaviors. Here's how to create memes with your students while celebrating Earth Day!
Choosing a Sustainability Topic
There are lots of important topics to discuss in sustainability. This could be trash, recycling, energy, etc. If you need any ideas about what topic to use with your students, you can use the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as start. You can also check out our resources page filled with lesson ideas and sustainability topics.
Making the Memes
Your students might already have a favorite meme generator. In an educational context, many of the meme generators can be problematic because they feature popular memes, some of which are risqué. Alternatively, you can have students create their memes in PowerPoint, or another presentation software, and save the images as .jpgs. Or, if you want to do something different, have them use Chatterpix, which is a free educational app for making talking messages. Rather than a still image of a meme, you can create a talking meme! For more meme examples, check out out Wakelet page below!