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Digital Drama Unplugged (6-8)

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DIGITAL DRAMA
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UNPLUGGED
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Digital Citizenship & SEL
Grades 6-8
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From Common Sense Education's SEL in Digital Life Curriculum
TEachEr NotEs
This lesson is based on Dealing with Digital Drama from Common Sense Education's Grades 6-8: SEL in Digital Life.

Digital Citizenship Week is celebrated in October each year, and this book was designed initially to be used as a competition during that week - but you can use it any time of year! See all of Common Sense Education's activities for the week that help students reflect on how their digital lives impact their social and emotional well-being.



Take your class through this book as a group, adding in responses on the first page and discussing ideas on the following pages. Teacher instructions from the lesson plan can be found in the margins.

For the student task, students can choose a character and then will tell a story from this character's perspective. They will then show one way the character could have acted differently, and one possible reason the character didn't act differently.
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TRY THIS WITH YOUR CLASS
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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Reflect on what is digital drama and why it may happen.


Use a scenario to practice taking different people's perspectives.


Identify strategies they can use to de-escalate digital drama.
CASEL FOCUS: SOCIAL AWARENESS
Topic Warm-Up
Answer the questions below using emojis, audio, text or video
When there's a fight or an argument at school or in public, 
how do people usually react?


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ADD RESPONSES HERE
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Why do people sometimes run toward conflict or encourage it?

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DEALING WITH DIGITAL DRAMA
Watch the video
DIGITAL DRAMA:
SCENARIO
 
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Felicia and Jen are friends from school. They both audition for the lead role in the school play.

The next day, Mr. Adler, the drama teacher, posts the final cast list, showing that Felicia was selected for the role. 

Felicia posts a photo of the list on social media with the caption "Guess who made LEAD ROLE!! ME!" Other students at her school see the post and make comments.

The comments continue to come in. People
start responding with #teamjen and #teamfelicia hashtags.

Later, in response to Jayden's comments,
Felicia posts an embarrassing picture of
Jayden and calls him out for failing Mr.
Adler's class.
 
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