Students first consider what it means to adopt a different identity online. Next, they watch the video, “Henry’s Story – Creating Online Identities,” and discuss their responses to the different ways Henry presents himself to others on the Internet. Students complete the Take a Stand Student Handout, where they explore the ethics of exaggerating, deceiving, or adopting a different identity online. They complete the lesson by reflecting on the choices they make when they present themselves in different ways online, and the benefits and risks involved in doing so.
Students will be able to ...
Common Core: RI.6-8.2-3, RI.6.7-8, RI.7-8.8, RI.7-8.10, W.6-8.4, W.6-8.10, SL.6-8.1a-d, SL.6-8.2, SL.6-8.6, L.6-8.6, RST.6-8.2, RST.6-8.4, RST.6-8.10, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.10
NETS•S: 1a, 1b, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5a