Elementary Resources

Grades K-2

 

All Grades- 3-5

 

3rd Grade Lessons:

Rings of Responsibility
https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/rings-of-responsibility

Is Seeing Believing? -Why do people alter photos and video?

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/is-seeing-believing

Current Events
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/current-events-with-elementary-students

Information Text at its Best!
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/information-text-at-its-best

 

4th Grade Lessons:

My Media Choices - What makes a healthy media choice?
https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/my-media-choices

Keeping Games fun and friendly - How to be positive when interacting with others online.

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/keeping-games-fun-and-friendly

Fake News
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/fake-news

Current Events
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/current-events-with-elementary-students

Thinking Critically about Current Events

https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/thinking-critically-about-current-events

Information Text at its Best!
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/information-text-at-its-best

For upper elementary:  Read 'The Nantucket Sea Monster, a Fake News Story'  by Darcy Pattison

 

5th Grade Lessons:

Fake News
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/fake-news

Finding My Media Balance

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-my-media-balance

You Won’t Believe This! -What is clickbait and how can you avoid it?

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/you-wont-believe-this

Reading News Online -What are the important parts of an online news article?

https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/reading-news-online

Current Events
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/current-events-with-elementary-students

Thinking Critically About Current Events

https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/thinking-critically-about-current-events

How Do You Know If It Is Fake News Or Sponsored Content?
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/how-do-you-know-if-it-is-fake-news-or-sponsored-content

Information Text at its Best!
https://www.commonsense.org/education/lesson-plans/information-text-at-its-best

For upper elementary:  Read 'The Nantucket Sea Monster, a Fake News Story'  by Darcy Pattison

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More elementary lessons here: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/curriculum

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