Secure Comics Lesson Plan
Level: Grades 9 -12
About the Author: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
This lesson is part of USE, UNDERSTAND & CREATE: A Digital Media Literacy Framework for Canadian Schools.
In this lesson, students read an interactive online comic that teaches them key concepts and skills relating to three cybersecurity topics: malware, passwords and privacy from geotracking devices. Following this, students research their own cybersecurity topics and learn how non-fiction comics are made in order to create their own Secure Comic.
- Explore the concept of privacy as it relates to the Internet
- Learn about key threats to cybersecurity
- Learn tools for protecting themselves and their networked devices from cybersecurity threats
- Understand the potential risks of sharing inappropriate information
- Learn the essential elements of a non-fiction comic
- Use digital tools to create a non-fiction comic
This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.