The Internet Is for Everyone

What is this thing called the Internet? A KWL activity elicits what the class knows about how the Internet works. Then pupils read a copy of a memo about the need to keep the Internet open and accessible by everyone. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class brainstorm how the Internet works
  • Encourage indviduals to research the Request for Comments documents about the Internet
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson assumes that the class has a basic understanding of how the Internet works, though not of all the technical aspects
  • The lesson is the 10th in a series of 19.
Pros

  • The reading comes in two different forms, the primary source and an abbreviated version
  • The video provides a short description of the Internet by one of the co-founders
Cons

  • The first Teaching Tips still include editing notes