Law Review

How can your journalism class ensure they use social media responsibly and legally? The sixth lesson in a 16-part Social Media Toolbox series asks pupils to dig deep into the legal aspects of social media use by school publications. After learning the laws, groups engage in role-play activities to demonstrate ways news outlets sometimes break Internet laws.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Record the role-play activity and review it with the class at the end of the semester
  • Have groups research specific instances where a news outlet violated an Internet law
Classroom Considerations

  • Add extra time if you plan to have groups present their information to the class 
Pros

  • The lesson plan is thorough in its approach to teaching Internet-related law
  • Role-play scenarios make the activity more meaningful for young learners
Cons

  • None