Understanding the Internet Lesson 3: Build Understanding Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 4 to 6

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

Duration: 1 hour

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


In this lesson students will identify and classify their own interactions with the Internet and will engage in a collaborative critical thinking activity that will have them examine the Internet from a variety of perspectives.

This lesson is part of the Understanding the Internet lesson series.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a clear understanding of online-related vocabulary.
  • Students will explore how to use the Internet safely for a variety of purposes, with a focus on communication.

Home and School Connection

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