Grade 3

Your Rings of Responsibility

How do digital citizens take responsibility for themselves, their communities, and their world?
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This lesson meets standards for Common Core ELA, CASEL, AASL and ISTE.

Teaching digital citizenship is all about helping kids think beyond themselves and recognize the ripple effects of their actions. Personal responsibility is important, but understanding their responsibilities to others can help kids unlock new ways to learn and connect with their communities -- and even change those communities for the better.

Students will be able to:
  • Examine both in-person and online responsibilities.
  • Describe the Rings of Responsibility as a way to think about how our behavior affects ourselves and others.
  • Identify examples of online responsibilities to others.

Lesson Snapshot

  Estimated time: 45 mins.
Warm Up:
Rings Metaphor
5 mins.
The Rings of Responsibility
15 mins.
Our Responsibilities
10 mins.
Wrap Up:
My Rings of Responsibility
15 mins.

What You'll Need

Student and family resources also available in Spanish
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Bowl of water and a coin ·  Masking tape (for marking rings on your classroom floor) ·  Crayons, colored pencils, or markers  
Lesson Slides
Video: Rings of Responsibility Watch
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Student Handout: My Rings of Responsibility Student Version Answer Key
Lesson Quiz Student Version Answer Key
Take-home resources
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