This 6-8 week unit draws upon social studies, media literacy and inquiry to explore how social networks and media technologies promote and disrupt democratic practices. It is intended for middle grade students (grades 6th-8th).

The unit is organized in 3 major sections: Communication Timeline Inquiry (Week 1-2), First Amendment and Cyber Rights Inquiry / Webquest (Week 3-4) and Free Cyber Speech and Internet Safety Public Service Productions (Week 5-8)

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Abstract / Guide to Unit

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Provides an abstract and background to the curriculum unit.
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Objectives

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Standards

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The initial lesson plans, materials and resources for this curriculum unit are separated in individual folders for easier reference and navigation. The full series of lessons, materials and resources are included as an entire set to access the series as one complete document.
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This series of lessons expands the inquiry of what rights students have in cyberspace.
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This series of lessons provides opportunities to wrap up the inquiry by creating Internet safety public service projects.
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