Scams and Schemes (6-8)

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Scams and Schemes (6-8)

What is identity theft, and how can protect yourself from it?

Students learn strategies for guarding against identity theft and scams that try to access their private information online. Students learn what identity theft is, what kinds of information identity thieves want, and what can be done with that information. Students then analyze phony emails and identify tricks that identity thieves use online. Finally, they create a phishing email that includes the features that they have learned about, and see if classmates can identify the scams.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will be able to ...

  • understand what identity theft is and why it is important to guard against it.
  • learn to recognize strategies that scam artists use to access private information.
  • learn how to guard against phishing and identity theft.

 

Alignment with Standards

Common Core State Standards:

Grade 6: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 7: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.3a, L.6


Grade 8: RI.1, RI.4, RI.10, W.4, W.7, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.4, SL.6, L.6


ISTE NETS•S:

1a-c, 2a, 2d, 4a, 4d, 5a, 6a

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