Mini-Lesson C: Algorithms & You

Lesson Plan

Do algorithms impact you? Do you even know what they are? Algorithms help bring us many of the functional products and tools we use today. This mini-lesson offers students an introductory look at how social media platforms use algorithms and how that use selectively curates the content users see. 


  • Explain the basic function of an algorithm
  • Identify factors that influence how social media algorithms work
  • Describe the intentional and unintentional effects of social media algorithms on social media users