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Digital Citizenship: 6th Grade

Evaluating Information Online

Essential Understanding:

Evaluating information is critical to learning what resources are good to use to produce quality work.

Learning Outcome(s):

• Students will know and be able to evaluate information for authority, purpose, currency, bias, and relevance.

Common Core Standard(s):

W.6.8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

IFC Skills:

• Evaluates electronic and print information to determine whether it is inaccurate or misleading.

• Evaluates quality of electronic and print information for usefulness, currency, authority, and accuracy (IFC Assessment 7.3).

Resources

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

Common Sense Lesson: The Reality about Digital Drama?

Common Sense Lesson: Cyberbullying - Crossing the Line

Common Sense Lesson: Cyberbullying Be Upstanding

StopBullying.Gov

Anti-Bullying Network

Safe Kids

NS Teens: Making Safer Choices Online

 

 

Gale Online Newsfeed about Cyberbullying

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