Rules of the Game Lesson Plan

Level: Grades K to 3

About the Author: This lesson was written for MediaSmarts by Ethan Anderson

Duration: 30-45 minutes

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


In this lesson, students consider the importance of the written and unwritten rules that make it possible to learn and play together, online and offline.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • consider the importance of written and unwritten rules for playing and interacting online and offline
  • discuss the differences between playing and interacting online and offline
  • identify which rules are most important for playing and interacting online

Home and School Connection

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

Lesson Kit