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Digital Divide
Overview Procedures for Teachers Organizers for Students

In this lesson students will study the "Digital Divide" through comparison with other historical "divides" such as race, gender, and poverty. After studying and comparing a number of solutions to previous "divides," groups of students will propose and implement their solutions to the "Digital Divide."

Grade Level:


Subject Matter:

Social Studies; History; Language Arts; Civics.

Curricular Uses:

Modern American Society: issues of class, race, and gender as they relate to access to information and usage of Internet technologies

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  •   Understand the "Digital Divide" and how it effects people of different race, gender, or socioeconomic status.
  •   Describe the relevancy of the "Digital Divide."
  •   Identify differences in access to opportunities, "divides," that have historically existed for groups of people based on race, gender, socioeconomic status, or other.
  •   Identify initiatives that focused on solving different historical "divides."
  •   Compare and contrast various historical initiatives that focused on solving "divides."
  •   Identify and utilize avenues for addressing social issues.

    Use of Internet

  •   As a tool for research
  •   As a tool for communication and collaboration
  •   As a tool for publication

    This lesson was developed by Rahsaan Harris, Associate Director HarlemLive, and the wNetSchool staff.