- Share an activity idea or classroom resource that you have found online or created yourself that involves primary students exploring private and public information sharing. It could be a video, lesson plan, storybook, song or anything else!
This is a quick lesson plan that I made up:
Aim: For students to understand what information should be private and what can be public
- Students will know the terms private and public
- Students can differentiate what kinds of information should be private and can be public
- Students will know why we must keep some information private
Introduction (5-10 min):
Introduce aim of the lesson
Prior knowledge: what do we know about sharing information to other people? What kinds of information do you share with your friends/family? What information do you share/not share with strangers? Is there any information you don’t share at all?
Activity (20 minutes)
Students will be given a handout of a made-up Facebook profile (or even a made-up social media site) about a girl named Anna, who is the same age as the students in the class. She has shared photos, general information about herself in the ‘about me’ description box, and she has posted quite frequently. Students will look at her Facebook profile page and determine what she could share and what she shouldn’t share. Students will discuss their findings.
Discussion (10-15 minutes):
As a whole class, students will deliver their findings about Anna’s profile page. The teacher will ask them why they think it could or should not be shared. Answers from the discussion will be written on the board.
To end the lesson, students will be shown this video to reinforce the idea of public/private information and why such a thing exists.
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