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Digital Citizenship: 6th Grade

Evaluating Information Online through Lateral Reading

Essential Understanding:

Researchers must read laterally to evaluate bias and authority in their sources

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will read laterally, investigating the authors and publishers of online resources by opening new tabs and conducting more research, to look for bias and authority.

Common Core Standard(s):

RI.8.6: Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.

IFC Skills:

  • Recognizes the effect of different perspectives and points of view on information.
  • Compares online resources to seek global perspective.

Resources

Crash Course Lateral Reading Video

Gale Online Newsfeed about Fake News

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Cyberbullying

Essential Understanding:

People use cyberbullying to gain power over others. A cyberbully gains power by forming a group united against a common target.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will understand what cyberbullying is and how it can hurt others.

• They will be able to identify cyberbullying situations and act safely to support others.

Common Core Standard(s):

• SL.6.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

IFC Skills:

• Differentiates between important and unimportant details.

• Presents conclusions and supporting facts in a variety of ways. (IFC Assessment 6.4: Conclusions and Supporting Evidence).

Resources

StopBullying.Gov

Anti-Bullying Network

Safe Kids

NS Teens: Making Safer Choices Online

 

 

Gale Online Newsfeed about Cyberbullying

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