3.3 - 5th Grade Digital Citizenship Unit
As educators in Weber School District, we are committed to teaching our students the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in today's world. The Internet has become an important part of almost everyone's daily life, including our youngest students. The Internet also plays an increasingly bigger and vital part in our students' education. It is a powerful tool and resource for all our students.
"In this increasingly global world of information, students must be taught to seek diverse perspectives, gather and use information ethically, and use social tools responsibly and safely." - American Association of School Librarians, Standards for the 21st Century Learner
For these reasons, we have adopted this Digital Citizenship course for our students k-12. This course requires each grade level to teach one unit a year. Each unit covers multiple subtopics under the Digital Citizenship umbrella to help equip our students with the education necessary to be good digital citizens in today's world.
This is Unit 3 of the 3-5 Digital Citizenship Curriculum created by Common Sense Media. Unit 3 is made up of five, approximately 45 minute, lessons for 5th graders. They cover the following sub-topics to help educate 5th graders on being good Digital Citizens in an age-appropriate way:
Here is an overview of the 5th Grade Digital Citizenship Unit 3: