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LESSON

Media Consumers and Creators, What Are Your Rights and Responsibilities?

This lesson focuses on the concept of "fake news" and the responsibilities of news and media creators and consumers. Students will explore PEN America's News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and read an article about "fake news" that presents strategies on how to approach digital sources.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

This lesson focuses on PEN America's News Consumers' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. Students will read the bill of rights, rephrase some of the rights and responsibilities, and rank the rights in order of importance. Finally, students will work together to construct a short dramatic skit that shows the significance of one right of their choosing.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Social Studies
Arts
ELL / ESL
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

How Fair Use Works

This lesson focuses on copyright and fair use. Students will discuss these concepts and then complete a project demonstrating what they learned.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Constructively Engaging in Digital Communities

This lesson will introduce students to the need for practicing inclusivity and empathy when engaged in digital communication.
Grade Level
Subject
Digital Literacy
Reading & Language Arts
Math & Technology
Social Justice Domain
LESSON

Poverty and Unemployment: Exploring the Connections

This lesson explores the connections between poverty and unemployment. Discovering that there are not enough living-wage jobs available for everyone who wants one, students begin to see how poverty is caused by systemic factors, not individual shortcomings.
Grade Level
Topic
Subject
Economics
Social Justice Domain