- the postmodern dimensions of the video.
- the way it has become an 'Internet Meme'
- the backlash against the campaign, considering what this tells us about the way media is constructed and shared in the 21st Century.
Resources for the lesson:
Kony 2012 - Video
Kony 2012: what's the real story? - Guardian live updated blog about the Kony 2012 Video / Campaign.
Visible Children: Kony 2012 Viewed Critically - Very well written piece summing up some of the main concerns about the Kony 2012 campaign.
Unpacking Kony 2012 - More detailed piece about the pros and cons of the campaign.
Critiques - Invisible Children's response to the criticism they have received.
Slaxktivism - Further insight.
KONY 2012 May Be Flawed, But Slacktivism Isn’t the Enemy - Short piece focussing more on the impact of online activism.
#kony2012 Tweets - See what others are saying.
Reflections - My students' response to the lesson, answering the following two questions:
1. What does KONY 2012 offer us, as students learning about Media in the 21st century?