So Many Choices! Lesson Plan

Level: Grades K to 3

About the Author: Thierry Plante, Media Education Specialist, MediaSmarts

Duration: 45 minutes

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


This lesson introduces the students to the first steps in finding information on the Internet. Specifically, this lesson helps students understand the basic good practices of searching for something online: be accompanied by a trusted adult, start with a safe site and understand the use and power of using good links and keywords to find what they are looking for and to avoid bad results.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate:

  • knowledge of where to go to do safe searches online
  • how to use links and keywords
  • an understanding of the need for an adult presence when they go 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