Lifespan of a meme, the Harlem Shake

Clicking on this image will take you to the YouTube video that was uploaded Feb 2nd at 1:17am.

Clicking on this image will take you to the YouTube video that was first uploaded Feb 2nd at 1:17am and then reposted here.

Five friends who skateboard and video tape made up a strange dance one afternoon and filmed it on February 2nd.  Now the whole world knows them and their dance  … weird.  This is the story of the life of a meme.

Students explore the story and amazing growth of this video in the social media world.

Harlem-Shake-Topic-Analysis

What can you tell from this graph?  Check out our math activity below:

Harlem-Shake.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

Harlem-Shake.doc      Harlem-Shake-solutions.pdf

CCSS: MP1 , MP2, MP3 , 8.F.3 , 8.F.5 , HSS-IC.B.6

Thanks to Ben McGraw, Newton, MA teacher, for suggesting this post.

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