Digital Footprint Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Teach your students about their impact on the digital world with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson explaining what a digital footprint is and how they've evolved. Students discuss content, take a quiz and apply content to a fun activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'digital footprint'
  • explain the components of a digital footprint including the difference between an active and passive footprint
  • discuss the evolution of digital footprints

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Digital footprint
  • Active digital footprint
  • Passive digital footprint
  • Social networking media
  • Internet
  • Identity theft
  • Cookies

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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