FaceSpace Project Lesson 1: Introduction to Social Networks
Submitted By:Kathryn McGinn
Date:July 1, 2011
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
This is the first lesson in a series about workplace expectations. As such, this lesson addresses some broad concepts about the workplace. Subsequent lessons will provide more specific suggestions about topics such as workplace norms, etiquette and dress codes. In this lesson, students will discuss the terms “social capital” and “social networks” and consider how these concepts apply to their own lives. After reading the Knowledge@Wharton article, “Connecting the Corporate Dots: Social Networks Reveal How Employees and Companies Operate,” students will consider the role of social capital and networks in the workplace. Finally, this lesson will introduce students to the “FaceSpace” project, which they will work on throughout this module.