Lesson 6: Activism in #NoMoreDAPL

This lesson is best suited for high school students and will take approximately 50-60 minutes to teach. This lesson will focus on some of the key elements of the #NoMoreDAPL protests, specifically the relationship between social media, mainstream media, and activism. Building off the general introduction to the cause of the Standing Rock Movement from Lesson 5, this lesson will continue exploring the relationship between activism and sacred land. In this lesson, students will analyze visual and media elements of the #NoMoreDAPL movement, such as pictures, political art, social media posts, and media op-eds. Students will become equipped with skills to investigate and interpret the media and will understand the importance of utilizing sources that come from marginalized voices, in this case from the Dakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.