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Build Your Ideal Community (6-8)

How do you build a positive online community?

Students will consider the characteristics of positive online communities that promote responsibility and respect.

Lesson Objectives

Students investigate the online virtual world, Whyville, to learn about how its policies and practices help users be safe, responsible, and respectful. They then reflect more generally on how online community can be built or broken. Then they create charters for a fictional online community.

Students will be able to ...

  • identify core principles of healthy online communities.
  • analyze the positive individual and community practices for building a community online.
  • establish guidelines and norms for building ethical online communities.


Alignment with Standards

Common Core: coming soon!

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

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