Date of Project


Document Type

Honors Thesis

School Name

Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education



Major Advisor

Dr. Murphy

Second Advisor

Dr. Lein

Third Advisor

Dr. Dinkins


This project goes over a detailed explanation for why and how memes should be included in the classroom. It explains the components of a meme in detail, describes how to teach them, and how to overcome those awkward embarrassing moments that come from trying to be relevant known as “cringe”, in the classroom. The unit itself is split into 5 days of lessons that discuss the structures, allusions, and multiple creators that make up a meme. Content such as propaganda and how memes impact the broader conversations is also taught in these lessons. There is an accompanying slide show and collection of worksheets that can be used to teach the material.