Step 1: Explore how social media tools have been used to create and spread mashups in the past. Specifically, how do Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat contribute to the role of mashups in both sharing and in creating?
Step 2: Provide students with a list of historical figures from the last 300 years. These should be well-known people like Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, The Beatles, Maya Angelou, and Winston Churchill. Place the names into 3 categories: historical figures, literary figures, and artists, and put them into a brown paper bag. Students will draw one name out of each bag.
Step 3: Students will research the writings or compositions of each figure they have drawn. They can outline any similarities and differences between each of their figures.
Step 4: Students will then create a sample social media post mashup of all 3 of their selected figures, using any social media “tool” of their choice. The media post should quickly and concisely convey the key elements of all 3 of their figures in a way that works together to create a single image, video, or other media work.