Understanding the Internet Lesson 1: Using the Internet Lesson Plan

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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