Developed in partnership with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), the five lessons in the ‘My Online World’ unit are designed to support teachers in planning learning and teaching for first year students.
About this unit of learning
Each lesson addresses at least one learning outcome (2.7, 2.8, 2.9 – see p.2), and due to the nature of SPHE, there may also be opportunities to address additional learning outcomes in Strands 1, 3 and 4.
In line with the three cross-cutting elements that support effective teaching and learning in SPHE, these lessons support students to become more self-aware and aware of others, include opportunities for classroom dialogue, and prompt students to reflect.
Lessons are supported by complementary PowerPoint slides available below.
In this lesson, students participate actively in a discussion outlining the benefits and challenges associated with their online world.
This lesson specifically focuses on sharing information safely and responsibly in the online world.
This lesson will focuses on sharing images, opinions and emotions respectfully in the online world.
This lesson looks at the reasons why some young people share intimate images online.
This lesson asks students to reflect on Lessons 1-4, identify one aspect of their learning that resonated with them and work together to create a response to this learning.
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