Define the term "password" and describe a password's purpose.
Understand why a strong password is important.
Practice creating a memorable and strong password.
Key Standards Supported
Common Core ELA
L.3.4, L.3.4d, L.3.6, RF.3.4a, RI.3.10, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.1d, SL.3.3, SL.3.4, SL.3.6, W.3.10, W.3.4
1d, 2a, 2b, 2d
4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5e, 5f
I.A.2, II.A.1, III.A.2, V.A.1, V.A.2, I.B.3, II.B.1, II.B.2, III.B.1, III.B.2, IV.B.1, IV.B.2, II.C.1, II.C.2, I.D.1, I.D.3, I.D.4, II.D.1, II.D.2, III.D.1, VI.D.3, II.B.3
Warm Up: Pssst ... What's a Password?10 mins.
Evaluate: Uh-Oh! If ... Then ...20 mins.
Create: Power Up Your Password10 mins.
Wrap Up: Password Tips Notes5 mins.
Extend the Lesson
Common Sense Education has partnered with CYBER.ORG to support cybersecurity education. If you want to build on the themes from this lesson, we recommend the following lesson from the CYBER.ORG content library:
- Access Denied (Grades 3–5): Students learn about the concept of authorization and practice identifying the different authentication measures they may encounter when using school devices.
Our collaboration with CYBER.ORG was made possible with the generous support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies.