Common Sense Media Curriculum
Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities, and yet they face potential pitfalls, too. Meanwhile, schools are dealing with the associated ramifications -- like cyberbullying, digital cheating, and safety and security concerns. These issues underscore the need for students to learn -- and for teachers to teach -- digital literacy and citizenship skills.
Your curriculum responsibilities are listed within this course. The Internet Safety ones have a blue "lock" icon; these are the most important lessons for you to teach.
Within the K-5 pages, you will also find teaching recommendations. You can integrate them elsewhere if you feel you have found a better "fit" for the lessons; these are simply suggestions. Please note that these lessons are not meant to be a stand-alone. They should be an enhancement of what you already teach.
When you click on the link, you can download a hard copy of the lesson, or you can read it directly from the website. All the videos and other teaching resources will be at the link as well.
Common Sense Media has a Student Video Library of more than 20 videos that are each 2-4 minutes long. Use them in conjunction with their corresponding lesson plans, or use them to jumpstart a conversation with your students. Click here to check out the videos.
If you have any additional teaching recommendations, or have found errors in this site, please email them to Danelle Brostrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.