Discipline: Reading (could be used in ELA, social studies, technology courses, or other related disciplines)

Grade Level: Grade 9

Course: Advanced Reading

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You Can Run, but You Can't Hide!
Overview
  • Module Description
    • In this module, students will be asked to explore the influence that digital technology has on our everyday lives. Their task is to write an editorial that identifies a problem caused by others using the digital footprints we either purposely or inadvertently create. Students will take a close look at the implications of social media, identity theft, unsolicited background checks, and other ways we expose ourselves through the use of technology. 

  • About The Teacher
    • Authors: Mary Rafferty, Kathryn Robinson, Kate Ramsey, Tracy Stanley, Ashlee Predmore, Catherine Glass, Taryn Anello, Sandra Tune

      Course: Advanced Reading

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      What happens when your privacy is someone else's business? After reading a series of informational text, opinionated text, primary source documents, and digital media on interactions with the digital world, write an editorial for a national newspaper that identifies a problem related to others' use of your digital footprint and argues for a solution that could change the way society uses electronic exchanges. Support your position with evidence from the texts. L2: Be sure to examine competing views. L3: Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position. 

      Task 8 Argumentation/Problem-Solution

      [Insert question] After reading ____(literature or informational texts) on ____(content), write a/an ____(essay or substitute) that identifies a problem _____(content) and argues for a solution _____ (content). Support your position with evidence from the text(s). L2: Be sure to examine competing views. L3: Give examples from past or current events or issues to illustrate and clarify your position. 

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