Digital Tools as a Mechanism for Active Citizenship

How is technology a useful tool for active citizenship? Pupils assume the role of technology consultants reviewing citizenship projects. Small groups collaborate to make recommendations about how to incorporate technology to improve project outcomes.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss the pros and cons of information communication technology
  • Consider providing computer and Internet access for additional research to complete the assignment
Classroom Considerations
  • Print handouts in advance
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes an optional extension activity 
  • Provides an essential question and lesson objectives 
Cons
  • None