Grade 4

Keeping Games Fun and Friendly

How can I be positive and have fun while playing online games, and help others do the same?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Social interaction is part of what makes online gaming so popular and engaging for kids. Of course, online communication can come with some risks. Show your students how to keep their gaming experiences fun, healthy, and positive.

Students will be able to:
  • Define "social interaction" and give an example.
  • Describe the positives and negatives of social interaction in online games.
  • Create an online video game cover that includes guidelines for positive social interaction.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Pair-Share
5 mins.
Analyze:
Online Gaming Video
20 mins.
Apply:
Video Game Cover Project
20 mins.

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Lesson Slides
Video: Keeping Games Fun and Friendly Watch
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Student Handout: Video Observation Form Student Version Answer Key
Student Handout: Video Game Cover Project Student Version
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
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