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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Naming in a Digital World: Creating a Safe Persona on the Internet
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
Students use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real or fictional characters.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
Grades 6 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose
Use the Profile Publisher to draft profiles for self or other characters.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 17
Students reflect on recent learning and the role digital tools and media have played in supporting or enhancing it.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 19
Students write about the origin of their name and explore the names that Malcolm X used during this life.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 29
Students explore the resources on the Scotland Yard website and compare the advice given to London's citizens to the advice available from the local police department.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 6
Students research Captain John Smith and Jedediah Smith, and compare them. Students then investigate the meaning of their last name.
Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity |  August 1
Students look at pictures from the past using the WayBack Machine and brainstorm a few websites to explore to think about how they have changed over the years.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This Strategy Guide describes the strategies involved in ensuring that students understand how to be safe when they participate in online discussion and join social networks.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 9 – 12 | Activity & Project
After exploring online names, teens choose a screen name or e-mail address for themselves and decide what is a safe online profile.