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I to the Other

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Package includes: 1. Slide presentation (74 slides) 2. Visuals, prompts and interactive modelling slides. 3. Unit plan and 4 lesson plans 4. 3 marked summative assignments and 1 culminating assignment for the unit 5. Worksheets and assignment instructions and rubrics. For more information on this unit - http://www.framepoints.com/unit Intro Understanding self and identity in the larger context of contemporary culture, technology and society has grown increasingly more complex for this generation as children and teens engage in or are subjected to media content, and the digital platforms that deliver it to the end user, that challenge community standards and undermine educational prerogatives. This unit engages students in an exploration of the self and the construction of the “I,” with a focus on how teens construct identity and relate on and through social media. This work is followed by an inquiry into a current Social Studies issue, and an exploration of the sociological concept of the “Other.” These lessons are then tied together in the final culminating assignment of the unit – a literary essay that draws on learning from the earlier lessons in the critical interpretation of a dystopian narrative. The importance of educating students about otherness has never been more apparent, particularly in school spaces, as diverse student populations create unique challenges for schools and the communities that they serve. This unit aims to draw out those tensions and create a constructive, intellectually engaging discourse among students, revealing the social dynamics of otherness while at the same time, pointing to the bonds that create stronger communities and foster social capital.
The "I" - Identity Construction, Cyberbullying and Digital CitizenshipQuick View
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The "I" - Identity Construction, Cyberbullying and Digital Citizenship

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Package includes: 1. Slide presentation (23 slides) 2. Visuals, prompts and interactive modelling slides 3. 3 assignments, 1 summative 4. Worksheets, assignment instructions and rubrics Intro: This lesson raises awareness about identity construction as it occurs on online social platforms – interactions that tend to breed negativity and impulsive articulations that often lead to acts of cyberbullying. The most vulnerable are those differentiated by ethnicity, gender identity, class and physical appearance. The implications that arise from such conduct are typically misunderstood as the pretense of anonymity, and general ignorance of “digital permanence,” create the impression that the virtual online “identity” is transient or inconsequential to the offline world. Digital citizenship is a notion that remains poorly understood and underappreciated even as more and more of our lives are “lived” on servers and networks. Learning Goals 1. Through exploration, appreciate the various ways we construct identity. 2. Appreciate how we all share the same concerns and anxieties about self-identity. 3. Articulate how digital technology has changed how we express our identity and relate with each other. 4. Explain and appreciate the various issues of digital citizenship. 5. Apprehend the underlying commercial interests and technologies that undermine our privacy.
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Desertification

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Package includes: 1. Slide presentation (14 slides) 2. Visuals and prompts. 3. 2 assignments, 1 summative 4. Worksheets, assignment handouts and rubrics Intro: This unit gives students the opportunity to inquire into a current social, political or economic issue. Desertification is one such issue – an economic and environmental phenomenon that transforms arable land into desert, dislocating populations and eroding the environment’s capacity to support life. As a metaphor, it emphasizes the advance, intensification, worsening or spread of a problem and thereby, the potential consequences, in the form of the decline of social capital, economic austerity, cultural regression etc… It is the guiding theme of the unit foregrounding issues such as climate change, globalism, racism, and underdevelopment.
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Dystopian Narrative

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Package includes: 1. Slide presentation (37 slides) 2. Visuals and prompts 3. 5 assignments, 2 summatives 4. Worksheets, assignment handouts and rubrics Intro: This unit gives students the opportunity to critically interpret a dystopian narrative focusing their analysis on the concept of otherness, a central theme of this genre. The concept is first explored in the earlier lesson in a close reading and the paraphrasing of a definition of the “Other.” This is followed by the writing of the essay in a multistage process, with each argument developed according to a five paragraph essay structure directing the students to examine the identity of the protagonist, the dystopian setting and the theme of otherness.
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You are a Digital Citizen!

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Package includes: (Would love critical feedback on this lesson plan to improve it!) 1. Slide presentation (7 slides) 2. Visuals, prompts and interactive modelling slides 3. Lesson plan 4. 2 marked assignments 5. Worksheets and assignment instructions and rubrics Intro: This lesson is designed to raise awareness of the issues of online privacy and digital citizenship generally. The first assignment, “Be ‘Google’,” emulates the interpretation of data collected and commercialized on the Internet. The second assignment explores the various issues of digital citizenship, which are poorly understood and underappreciated, in particular the notion of digital permanence. As adolescents disclose information and engage in behaviour online that challenges community standards, the importance of educating students about the implications of their online activity is paramount.