Sixth Grade

Unit OneCopyright

Students learn that they can go to exciting places online, but they need to follow certain rules to remain safe. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience the power of the Internet to take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. They learn that they should follow safety rules when they travel online, just as when traveling in the real world.

Lesson Plan

Unit Assessment




Fair Use and Copyright


 Unit TwoCyberbullying: Be Upstanding

Students learn about the difference between being a passive bystander versus a brave upstander in cyberbullying situations. Students reflect on what it means to be brave and to stand up for others. They fill out the Why Care? Student Handout, create a diagram of the players involved, and generate ideas about how bystanders can become upstanders. They then identify concrete solutions for dealing with cyberbullying situations.

Lesson Plan



YouTube Video

YouTube Video


 
 Unit ThreeMy Media

Students review their media habits and the array of media they use on a weekly basis, and reflect on the role of digital media in their lives. Students log the time they spend with different forms of digital media. From this log, students create a My Media Bar Graph, a visual snapshot of their digital media lives that illustrates the amounts of time they spend with different forms of media. Students then reflect on the role that digital media play in their lives.


Lesson Plan

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photosinternet-northeast_n_2041283.htmll



YouTube Video


YouTube Video



 Unit FourIdentifying High-Quality Websites

Students explore the idea that anyone can publish on the Internet, so not all sites are equally trustworthy. They need to carefully evaluate the sites they use for research, and then decide which ones they can trust. As a class, students discuss how print materials (books and newspaper or magazine articles) are published. Then they compare and contrast this process with publishing on the Internet, learning that there are no built-in checks for accuracy or quality on the Internet. Therefore, they must use their own criteria to judge the trustworthiness and usefulness of websites.

Link to Huffington Post article:
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/fake-hurricane-sandy-photosinternet-northeast_n_2041283.html


Lesson Plan


YouTube Video


 Unit FiveLost Princess Video

This video covers a lot of different scenarios related to online safety.  It's a good video for discussions on different topics.

YouTube Video


 Unit SixDigital Compass

Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through animated, choose-your-own-path interactive experiences, designed for grades 6-8. Invite students to explore digital dilemmas, make good (and not-so-good) decisions, and try out possible solutions through stories and mini-games – all without risking their real-world reputations. Discover how Common Sense Education’s award-winning digital literacy and citizenship curriculum seamlessly integrates into blended-learning environments.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/digital-compass


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Scott Holmstedt,
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Scott Holmstedt,
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Scott Holmstedt,
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