The Internet and the Web

Enduring Understanding

Computers send and receive information based on a set of rules called protocols, which define how messages between computers are structured and sent. The information across networks can be protected from unauthorized access and modification in a variety of ways.


Essential Questions

Why do people create websites?
How can I incorporate content I find online into my own webpage?
How do I safely and appropriately make use of the content published on the Internet?

Core Concepts:

  • Network and Internet (Network Communication & Organization)

  • Impacts of Computing (Culture; Safety, Law and Ethics)


CSTA Standards

2-IC-20 - Compare tradeoffs associated with computing technologies that affect people's everyday activities and career options.
2-AP-13 - Decompose problems and subproblems into parts to facilitate the design, implementation, and review of programs.
2-IC-23 - Describe tradeoffs between allowing information to be public and keeping information private and secure.
2-AP-16 - Incorporate existing code, media, and libraries into original programs, and give attribution.
2-IC-21 - Discuss issues of bias and accessibility in the design of existing technologies.
2-NI-04 Model the role of protocols in transmitting data across networks and the Internet. (P4.4)

Related Resources and Toolkits

Sample Lessons

Lesson 1: Exploring Websites
Lesson 2: Websites for Expression
Lesson 3: Internet
Lesson 4: Digital Footprint
Lesson 5: Intellectual Property and Images
Lesson 6: Source and Search Engines

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