Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

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Cyber Literacy 1_Liberal Arts
Course
Course
Cyber Literacy 1
Subjects
Subjects
Humanities
Robotics & Coding
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
8
9
10
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
29
Overview
Students are encouraged to consider the ethical responsibilities of cyber technologies, careers, and societal impact. The Liberal Arts content dives into how technology has influenced society and the rights and responsibilities every person has as a citizen of both a physical and digital world.  
Cyber Connections
Cybersecurity
Privacy
Secure Communications
Threats and Vulnerabilities
Cyber Hygiene
Digital Citizenship
Cyberbullying
Information Literacy
Networks and Internet
Cyber Career Awareness
Accordion Items
Title
Introduction
Content

Identify the connections between Cyber Humanities and Liberal Arts and consider cyber space as an added dimension of the physical world

Title
Artificial Intelligence Part 1
Content

Students will identify real world issues related to artificial intelligence development including benefit, concerns, myths, and misconceptions.

Title
Artificial Intelligence Part 2
Content

Students continue to research artificial intelligence development and prepare a list of guidelines that AI developers and users should follow to ensure public safety and privacy.

Title
Current Events Project
Content

This multi-week project allows student to research a current event related to cyber and write a report. Students must follow strict MLA, APA, or other chosen format as they compose their report.

Title
Networks
Content

Students will study the components of a network, various forms of malware and how they work, and gain a practical knowledge of network and malware functionality.

Title
Ethics, Malware, and Network Attacks
Content

This lesson presents students with a reading assignment that will explain to them the very real scenario of a Computer Network Attack (CNA). 

Title
Passwords
Content

Students explore passwords, their common shortfalls, alternative solutions, and characteristics of a “strong” password.

Title
Cyberbullying
Content

This lesson is scenario based and leads students to define cyberbullying and recognize when it occurs. Students identify actions that constitute bullying and possible warning signs of someone being cyber bullied.

Title
Debates
Content

The Cyber Debate program is designed to run for a full quarter. Students are paired together, research a given topic, and deliver well prepared and thought out defenses for or against their assigned topic.

Title
Robots
Content

Students explore examples of robots used in daily tasks. Students then consider if they had the necessary resources, what type of robot they would build and why they would build it. Azimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics” should play a key role in their concept and design.

Title
Battlefield Robots
Content

Students will explore military applications of robotics and discuss the ethics of robots and robotic enhancements on the battlefield.

Title
Robot Creed
Content

Students understand the meaning and importance of a creed as a set of foundational beliefs or a guiding principle. This idea is then explore through then lens of robotics and students are tasked with developing a robotics creed of their own.

Title
I, Robot
Content

Intended to be woven throughout the course term, students read, reflect, and summarize a collection of stories titled I, Robot by Issac Azimov.

Title
I, Robot Quiz 1
Content

The first of two quizzes on the novel I, Robot.

Title
I Robot Quiz 2
Content

The second of two quizzes on the novel I, Robot.