AbstractSocial movement actors interact with various types of institutions as they seek to leverage challenges. Commonly, these include federal and local governments, corporations, and the media. In this simulation, students act as either social movement actors or institutional representatives. Using the guidance provided on a role sheet, students acting on...
- Subject Area(s):
- Collective Behavior/Social Movements
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesYou can reproduce this with as many small groups as you need. I often do 3 or 4 at the same time. I have students sit across from each other along a table. I set an alarm that rings out loud to indicate that it is time to rotate and have the students who are movement actors move between the institutions.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1) Have students apply theoretical ideas about the way movements challenge, utilize, and engage with institutions like the media, the state, and corporations.2) Expose students to different viewpoints with an immersive approach.
- 1) Observation of student use of theoretical concepts during the simulation and in post-processing discussion. 2) Answers to questions after the activity regarding the challenges to gaining advantages in the negotiations.