Grades 3-5 Lessons

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    Module 1
    Lesson PlanPurpose
     Online/Offline Responsibility -Lesson 1A Lesson 1B

    Students explore what it means to be responsible to and respectful of their offline and online communities as a way to learn how to be good digital citizens.

    • Students will examine their online responsibilities by creating a digital pledge
    • Students will analyze statements referring to concepts of online and offline responsibilities
    • Students will create a Voki that will speak the students explanations of online responsibilities


    Private and Personal Information

    • Learn about the benefits of sharing information online, but also about the safety and security risks of sharing certain types of information

    • Understand what type of information can put them at risk for identity theft and other scams.

    • Distinguish between personal information, which is safe to share

    online, and private information, which is unsafe to share.

    Digital Citizenship
    • Establish expectations and norms for the group related to appropriate online behavior. 
    • ?Participate responsibly and respectfully in an online community.
    • Collaborate on a classroom motto about digital citizenship.

    Module 2
    Lesson PlanPurpose

     Respecting Other’s Work Students learn that copying the work of others and presenting it as one’s own is called plagiarism. They also learn about when and how it’s ok to use the work of others. Students reflect on the importance of citing all sources when they do research.
    • Define plagiarism and describe its consequences.

    • Explain how giving credit is a sign of respect for people’s work.

    • Articulate when it is acceptable to use people’s work, and how to write a citation.

    Photo Alteration Pros and Cons
    • Recognize that photos can be altered digitally, and consider the

    upsides and downsides of this practice.

    • Discuss how photo alteration can distort our perceptions and affect

    our self-image.

    • Analyze how advertising uses photo alteration to help sell products.

    What is Spam?

    • Define what spam is.
    • Explore strategies for safely managing unwanted messages.
    • Identify different forms of spam.

    Module 3
    Lesson PlanPurpose

    Talking Safely Online / Strong Passwords
    • Compare and contrast online-only friends and in-person, face-to-face pals.

    • Analyze why private information should not be given to anyone online without the permission of a trusted adult.

    • Debate how to respond if an online-only friend asks them personal questions.

    Students explore how it feels to be cyberbullied, how cyberbullying is similar to or different than in-person bullying, and learn strategies for handling cyberbullying when it arises.

    • Students will be able to define ‘cyberbullying'
    • Students will be able to list some of the key similarities/differences between in-person bullying and cyberbullying  
    • Students will be able to write strategies for dealing responsibly with cyberbullying

    The Power of Words
    • Empathize with those who have received mean and hurtful messages.

    • Judge what it means to cross the line from harmless to harmful

    communication online.

    • Generate solutions for dealing with cyberbullying.