Understanding the Internet Lesson 1: Using the Internet
Level: Grades 4 to 6
About the Author: This lesson was written for MediaSmarts by Ethan Anderson
Duration: 1-2 hours
This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.
In this lesson, students will explore their own experiences with online activities, build a common vocabulary of online-related terminology and identify purposes and methods of online interactions from the user’s perspective.
This lesson is part of the Understanding the Internet lesson series.
- Students will have an understanding of what the Internet is, its purpose and function for users.
- Students will develop a clear online lexicon and a working understanding of online-related vocabulary.
Home and School Connection
- Are you web aware? A checklist for kids ages 9-12
- Are you Web Aware? A checklist for parents
- Family Online Rules
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.