Subject: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Digital Citizenship

Grade Level: 4, 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: In this lesson, students will describe a beneficial way to utilize the Internet and/or social media that impacts the greater good.

Know Before You Start: It helps for students to be familiar with different ways the internet is used.

Hook:

  • Read and discuss the sample comic.
  • How can technology be used to help others?
  • How can the internet or social media specifically be used to impact our community for good?

Activity: Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a two-to-three-panel comic explaining how they can use the Internet or social media in a way that benefits their community e.g., spread messages of positivity or kindness, an environmental campaign, charitable work, etc.

Closure: Have students share and discuss their comics with the class or in pairs.

Differentiation:

  • Have students illustrate a beneficial way to utilize the Internet with their comic and work with a peer or teacher to narrate. 
  • Provide sentence frames as needed.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or  display: Comic.