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Explore local and global issues| Researching and Developing Legislation| 9-10, 11-12

This instructional idea requires students to use technology to identify a political issue and investigate different opinions about it. They then offer a piece of legislation as a “solution” to the issue.

English Language Arts, Social Studies | 11th-12th, 9th-10th


Know and use a deliberate design process | Little Engineers | K-2

Students will be introduced to the Engineering Design Process. A video and class discussion will familiarize students with real-life application of the Engineering Design Process and how to perform each step. They will then be tasked to do a small explorative project to help Jessi (from the SciShow Kids video) … Continued

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies | Kindergarten - 2nd


Know and use a deliberate design process | Designing a Writing Piece | K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Students will learn and utilize a design thinking process through the art of writing. The students will learn a systematic writing process that directly aligns to the design thinking process, focused on a purpose and pursuit of improvement.

English Language Arts | 11th-12th, 3rd - 5th, 6th - 8th, 9th-10th, Kindergarten - 2nd


2a: Digital Identity | Our Online Tracks | 3-5

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies | 3rd - 5th


2c: Intellectual Property Rights | Let’s Give Credit | K-2

A lesson from Common Sense Education: With so much information at our fingertips, students learn what it means to “give credit” when using content they find online. Taking on the role of a detective, students learn why it’s important to give credit and the right ways to do it when … Continued

English Language Arts | Kindergarten - 2nd


2a: Digital Identity | Pause and Think Online | K-2

A lesson from Common Sense Education: From our head down to our toes, and our feet up to our nose, the Digital Citizens teach students how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online.

English Language Arts, Social Studies | Kindergarten - 2nd


2d: Personal Data Privacy and Security | Digital Trails | K-2

A lesson from Common Sense Education: Does what you do online always stay online? Students learn that the information they share online leaves a digital footprint or “trail.” Depending on how they manage it, this trail can be big or small, and harmful or helpful. Students compare different trails and … Continued

English Language Arts, Social Studies | Kindergarten - 2nd


2b: Safe and Ethical Behavior | Safety in My Online Neighborhood | K-2

A lesson from Common Sense Education: The power of the internet allows students to experience and visit places they might not be able to see in person. But, just like traveling in the real world, it’s important to be safe when traveling online. On this virtual field trip, kids can … Continued

English Language Arts, Social Studies | Kindergarten - 2nd


7d. Global Citizen | English Language Arts | Grades 6-12

Students work together to plan an event aimed at fostering a love of reading in children.

English Language Arts | 11th-12th, 6th - 8th, 9th-10th


7c. Global Citizen | English Language Arts | Grades 6-12

Students work in teams to create a multimedia summary of a narrative.

English Language Arts | 11th-12th, 6th - 8th, 9th-10th