Lesson Plan

Internet Time Capsule

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades K to 3

About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts

Duration: 40 to 60 minutes

 

This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.

Overview

In this lesson, students learn about the concept of “time capsules” and then apply the idea by selecting time capsule contents to represent both the time they live in and their own lives and tastes. They then extend this idea to online content, making a “time capsule” of any online content connected to them. Younger students finish the lesson by creating a group Internet time capsule, while older students finish by considering what online content they might like to remove or keep out of their “time capsules.”

Learning Outcomes

  • Students learn about the persistence of online data

Home and School Connection

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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