Health Education I (7-8)
Strand 3: SAFETY AND DISEASE PREVENTION (SDP) Standard HI.SDP.4:
2 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students are introduced to issues regarding Internet safety by doing a dramatization where students act out a scenario about a girl who puts herself at risk on the Internet. A discussion follows where students learn how and why it is critical to understand how destructive the Internet can be. Practical protective measures will be explained.
This is the script for the mini-play, "Shannon's Story." You will need to make copies for 8 people, 1 for each character in the play.
The teacher should preview all materials before teaching this lesson.
Students would have to know the basics of searching the Internet and how to use/make concept maps.
Students will perform a mini-play and discuss the ways that Internet safety was breached.
Students will research and record ways to be safe on the Internet.
Students will use and embellish a concept map to demonstrate knowledge of Internet safety.
INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITY: Introduce the topic of Internet safety using the mini-play, "Shannon's Story" found in the materials section above.
WEBQUEST: Students will use computers to research and report information about Internet safety.
Pair struggling students with peer mentors. Students that could benefit from some positive attention could be selected to "star" in the play. Gifted students can do further research during the webquest, or extend the links and connections on the concept map.
Students could take their concept maps home to share with their parents. A Students and their families could then design their own safety rules or "Family Internet Usage Policy."
Students will add extended pathways and nodes to a concept map. Points will be awarded according to how many links are added.