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These robust, ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.

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Social Justice Domain
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154 Lessons

Privacy and Security Online

Students will discuss basic guidelines for maintaining privacy and security online. To help them internalize these rules, students will illustrate what it would mean to follow each guideline.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 25, 2017

Sensible Consumers

As children use digital media with increasing frequency, advertisers who work with digital platforms continue to understand kids as an ideal target audience. Among other things, this means it is important to help children learn to read online ads sensibly and critically.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 25, 2017

Activism Online

This lesson introduces children to different ways young people have used the internet to work toward positive social change.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 25, 2017

Part of a Community Online

This lesson focuses on helping young children learn to participate in different kinds of digital communities. Students will solidify and work on what they know about being part of any community.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 25, 2017

Choosing Reliable Sources

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, addresses the importance of locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online information. This lesson is aimed at a young audience and operates on the assumption that many students in the class are not yet reading and writing independently.
Grade Level
K-2
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 11, 2017

Evaluating Reliable Sources

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, addresses the importance of locating and verifying reliable sources when working with online information.
Grade Level
3-5
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 12, 2017

Analyzing How Words Communicate Bias

This lesson, part of the Digital Literacy series, focuses on teaching students to identify how writers can reveal their biases through their word choice and tone. Students will identify “charged” words that communicate a point of view. Students will understand how writers communicate a point of view implicitly by writing their own charged news stories.
Grade Level
6-8
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Social Justice Domain
September 12, 2017
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