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."
Social Studies; History; Language Arts; Civics.
Modern American Society: issues of class, race, and gender as they relate to access to information and usage of Internet technologies
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.