Each of the 16 lessons in this unit is available as a PDF. The overview contains a brief description of each lesson.

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These lessons are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.

Lesson 1: Ethical Decision-Making

Lesson 2: Why Social Media?

Lesson 3: Social Media Usage

Lesson 4: Social Media Survey

Lesson 5: Social Media Plan

Lesson 6: Law Review

Lessons 7 and 8: A Look at Social Media Policies (two-part lesson)

Lesson 9: Social Media Roles

Lesson 10: Cyberbullying

Lesson 11: About Facebook

Lesson 12: Twitter Time

Lesson 13: Social Media Messages

Lesson 14: Verification

Lesson 15: Reporting With Social Media

Lesson 16: Social Media Education

Lesson formats are based on a model provided as part of Kent State University’s online master’s program.

General unit bibliography:
“How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living” by Rushworth M. Kidder
“The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect” by Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel
“Model Social Media Policy for Missouri School Districts” by Matthew Schott, co-president, Missouri Interscholastic Press Association


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