social media

Locate a Twitter feed, Facebook profile, or other social presence for a celebrity. This can be an actor, athlete, musician, or even a religious figure. Choose someone that you are interested in or someone you’ve heard a lot about and want to investigate. Remember: You do not need to join a social network to view this information. See Next Steps above for more tips on finding this information.

  • Once you find your subject, observe ways in which this well-known person chose to represent himself/herself online. Note trends in posts by using the criteria provided in the lesson. Record an oral response of 5-7 minutes describing what you saw during your observation.
  • Next formulate an argument you could make based upon the evidence you saw. Record an oral response of 5-7 minutes that includes your argument and how your argument would pass the four argument tests described in the lesson or where you might need more information.

Your work will be scored by the following criteria.


Max. Points available

Content: In shaping his/her response, the

student identifies a well-known person he/she researched on social

media. He/she notes the trends in the posts using vocabulary from the

lesson. The student formulates an argument based on these trends and

puts the argument through each of the four tests for evaluating

arguments. He/she explains if each test passes or fails and gives a

clear explanation why.


Application: The student applies vocabulary from the lesson correctly and uses specific examples to shape his/her discussion.


Oral Delivery: The student uses compelling

and appropriate delivery techniques that demonstrate that the speaker is

prepared, polished, and confident.


Total Possible Points