CIVIL RIGHTS FACEBOOK

What would the major and minor leaders of the Civil Rights Movement do if they were able to network with each other online? Let's find out! For the next few days, we will be constructing a Civil Rights Facebook (actually, two), in which each person or partners play the role of an individual from the Civil Rights Movement. We will create an identity for the individual, complete with background information, photos, and influences. We will interact with other members of the Facebook by identifying our friends and commenting on their Facebook pages. We will also respond to questions in a Facebook forum.

Day 1 Procedure

  • Select a name from the pile.
  • Go to http://civilrightsfacebook1.ning.com/ / http://civilrightsfacebook2.ning.com/ and sign up to join.
  • Begin filling in your profile. Obviosuly, you will need to do a little research, so use ABC-CLIO and other reliable online sources to complete the profile questions.
  • You should also search for a photograph for your member id, as well as other photos for you picture collection. Your photos should have captions and descriptions.

Day 2 Procedure

  • Continue filling in your profile, making sure your description is complete.
  • Make sure your photos have captions and first person descriptions. Have some diversity in your photos, instead of five head shots.
  • Examine other group members' pages, and determine whom you will add to your friends on your site.
  • Respond to ONE of the discussion threads on the forum page.
  • Completely respond to the comment left for you on your page.
  • Develop and eventually leave a thoughful question on another group member's page - someone who is NOT your friend.