Ninth Grade

Unit OneCopyrights and Wrongs

Link to CommonSense Media Lesson

Students are introduced to copyright, fair use, and the rights they have as creators. Students explore the legal and ethical dimensions of respecting creative work. First, they learn a basic foundation of legal principles and vocabulary related to copyright. They understand how such factors as the rules of copyright law, the values and intent of the original creator, and the audience and purpose should affect their decisions about using the creative work of others. Using the Mad Men Student Handout, students then apply these principles to a simulation activity in which they act as advertising executives who have to choose a photo for an ad campaign. 

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Lesson Plan

Copyright


 Unit TwoOverexposed: Sexting and Relationships

Students explore the risks and responsibilities of carrying out romantic relationships in the digital world. Students watch a video about a girl who sent a “sext” message to her boyfriend, which he shared with others. After discussing the video, students create an ending to a story about a girl who is being pressured to “sext.” They brainstorm ways to avoid sexting and to use digital technologies responsibly in romantic relationships.

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Lesson Plan

Overexposure

 
 Unit ThreeCollege Bound

Students learn that everything they or anyone else posts about them online becomes part of a public online presence known as a digital footprint. Using the Admissions Packet Student Handout, they view elements of two students’ digital footprints and consider how the footprints might affect those students’ admission to college. Students then discuss what kinds of information they would want included in their own digital footprints, and learn strategies for shaping a positive online presence.

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Lesson Plan

College Bound


 Unit FourPrivate Today, Public Tomorrow

Students reflect on their responsibility to protect the privacy of others when posting information about them online. Students read a true story about the unintended consequences of sharing a compromising photo, and then they consider how this situation might be different if someone else shared the photo. Next, students brainstorm questions they should ask themselves before posting and tagging photos, videos, or any information about others online, and create a decision tree to guide them through future choices.

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Lesson Plan

Privacy


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