Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
Since memes surround us every day and play an increasingly important role in rhetorical strategies used to influence people, this is a great entry point to help students think analytically and critically about the memes that bombard them on social media every day. As a means of entering into visual and verbal analysis, memes can be a really great way to introduce analysis and rhetorical analysis to students. This is a lesson plan to teach rhetorical analysis using the visual and verbal images in memes. The plan also provides extensions and a list of possible resources for use in the classroom.
Turner Ledgerwood, Kathleen, "You Keep Using that Meme; I Don’t Think it Means What you Think it Means: Using Memes to Teach Rhetorical Analysis" (2019). Title III Professional Development Reports. 23.