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What: This lesson provides an opportunity for students to learn about the history of emojis, reflect on why O’Plérou Grebet, a 22-year-old digital artist from the Ivory Coast, created his collection of emojis and then create their own emojis to convey something about their own identity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will understand and reflect on the history and purpose of emojis.
  • Students will learn why representing one’s culture, nation and identity is important in using emojis.
  • Students will create their own emojis to reflect aspects of their identity.

Target grade level: Grades 6-8

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