Lesson Plan

Digital Citizenship

To help my Kindergarten class become aware on the importance of being safe on the internet.
Julie A.
Classroom teacher
Village of Barboursville Elementary School
Barboursville, United States
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to describe 3 things that you should not do on the internet, ie, give out names, birthdates, address, username and passwords.

         with prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text. (CCSS RI.K.1)

         ask and answer questions about unknown words in a literary text. (CCSS RL.K.4

         actively engage in group reading activities of literary texts with purpose and understanding. * (CCSS RL.K.10)x

         use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic. (CCSS W.K.2)

         with guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed. (CCSS W.K.5)

         with guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. (CCSS W.K.6

English Language Arts
Social Studies
Grades K – 1
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1 Hook

The children will watch a movie on BrainPop Jr. about internet safety.  It will bring attention to some activities that the children may have already experienced on the internet and bring up things that they may of never thought of.


2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Debating


Using the Digital Trail Squares, the children will discuss what each of the cards are and if it is a safe or unsafe internet practice.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing


The children will use the lesson, "Follow the Digital Trail" from Commonsense Media and have the whole group discuss items that would be appropriate to put on the internet.  We will make a group chart and place the cards in appropriate and inapproprtiate categories.  

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Assessing

Using the children's writing journal, they are to write/draw about 1 way to be safe on the internet and be able to share their entry with the class and discuss how to be safe with the group.  The children in center time, will have the opportunity to use an ipad and make an iMovie on being internet safety, with 2 other children, and share 3 safety tips.

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Assessing

We will watch each groups iMovie and discuss them.  The children, for homework and with parents, will take the Commonsense Media worksheet  home and discuss and answer the questions on the Follow the Digital Trail sheet.  The parents will write a sentence, on the back, about 1 way they will practice internet safety at home.