Common Sense Media Unit 3

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Unit 3 Student Packet:

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Unit 3: Rights, Remixes, and Respect

Essential Question:
What should you consider when you use other people’s creative work?

Learning Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:

  • define the key concepts of inspiration, appropriation, copyright, and fair use and examine how they relate to creative work.
  • understand the legal and ethical debates that surround using other people’s creative work.
  • consider the perspectives of the original creator, potential audiences, and the broader community when using others’ material.

Key Vocabulary

  • inspiration: something that influences, propels, or inspires you to create something new
  • appropriation: to use someone else’s creative work to make something new, often without their permission
  • copyright: a law that protects ownership of and control over the work someone creates, requiring other people to get the creator’s permission before they copy, share, or perform that work
  • fair use: the ability to use a small amount of copyrighted work without permission, but only in certain ways
  • sample: to use a small piece of an existing creative work, usually music, in creating a new work
  • remix: to use an existing creative work and add to it, rearrange it, or mix it with other material to create something new

Alignment with Standards:

Common Core:

  • grades 9-10: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.4, W.5, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.2, SL.3, SL.5, L.4a, L.6
  • grades 11-12: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.4, W.5, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.2, SL.3, SL.5, L.4a, L.6

NETS•S: 1c, 1d, 2a, 2d, 3a, 3b, 3d, 4a, 4c, 5a-d


 

Unit 3: Taking Perspectives on Cyberbullying

Essential Question: How does online cruelty affect the people involved?

Learning Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:

 

 

  • articulate why it’s important to consider the perspectives of others in online (and offline) communities.
  • consider the motivations and feelings of all the parties involved in an incident of online cruelty.
  • draw conclusions about how they should respond when someone is the target of online cruelty.

Key Vocabulary

  • perspective: the view or outlook of someone, based on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and background
  • target: a person who is the object of an intentional action
  • offender: a person who intentionally commits acts to hurt or damage someone
  • bystander: a person who passively stands by and observes without getting involved
  • upstander: a person who supports and stands up for someone else

Alignment to Standards: 

Common Core:

  • grades 9-10: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1-2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.8-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6
  • grades 11-12: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1-2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a, W.3a-e, W.4-6, W.8-10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6

NETS•S: 1b, 2a, 2d, 3b, 4a, 4b, 4d, 5a-c


Unit 3: What’s The Big Deal About Internet Privacy?

Essential Question: How do websites collect your personal information, and what can you do about it?

Learning Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:

  • explore the concept of privacy in both a real-world setting and online.
  • understand how and why companies collect information about visitors to their websites.
  • learn and use online privacy terms.
  • learn that websites are required to post privacy policies

Key Vocabulary

  • anonymous: someone who can’t be identified based on the information at hand
  • cookies: small computer text files placed in your computer by the sites you visit that collect information about your computer system and the webpages you view
  • third party: a person or company other than you and the owner of the website you visit
  • privacy options: choices a website might give you about what it does with your information

Alignment to Standards:

Common Core:

  • grades 9-10: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.4c, L.6
  • grades 11-12: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.4c, L.6

NETS•S: 5a, 6a


Unit 3: Becoming a Web Celeb

Essential Question: What does it mean to become an Internet celebrity?

Learning Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:

  • evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of becoming an online celebrity, using case studies to frame and support their arguments.
  • identify the different kinds of criticism that men and women receive as they gain public attention, and how this reflects broader gender roles.
  • discuss the impact that negative comments can have on both their targets and their viewers.

Key Vocabulary:

  • internet meme: an idea – whether a phrase, expression, image, or video – that gains widespread recognition online
  • viral: the rapid spread of information, particularly online
  • gender roles: a set of rules and expectations that govern how both men and women, as well as boys and girls, are supposed to look and act

Alignment to Standards:

Common Core:

  • grades 9-10: RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6
  • grades 11-12: RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.7, RI.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.4, SL.5, SL.6, L.6

NETS•S: 1a-c, 2a-b, 2d, 3a-d, 4a-d, 5a-d, 6a-b, 6d


 

Unit 3: College Bound (9-12)

Essential Question: How can information you post on the Internet affect your future opportunities?

Learning Objectives: Students Will Be Able To:

  • learn that they have a public presence online called a digital footprint.
  • recognize that any information they post online can help or hurt their image and future opportunities, including their chances for college admission or employment.
  • consider how to present an authentic and positive image of themselves online.=

Key Vocabulary:

 

 

  • digital footprint: all of the information about a person that can be found online
  • admission: to let in or to be given entrance
  • candidate: someone seeking entrance to a school or placement in a job, usually competing with others for the position

Alignment to Standards:

Common Core: 

  • grades 9-10: RL.1, RL2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1-4, RI.8, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.4-6, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.3-5, L.4a, L.6
  • grades 11-12: RL.1, RL.2, RL.4, RL.7, RL.8, RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.4, RI.10, W.2a-f, W.4-6, W.10, SL.1a-d, SL.2-5, L.4a, L.6

NETS•S: 1d, 2a, 2d, 3b, 3d, 4a-c, 5a-c

 

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