EngageNY Grade 7 ELA Module 4a: Reading and Research: Screen Time and the Developing Brain
Module 4A examines the effects of entertainment screen time has on the adolescent brain. In Unit 1, seventh-graders build background knowledge by reading texts about brain development, centering around the prefrontal cortex, the limbic system, and developing neurons. In Unit 2, young scholars trace arguments and evaluate the evidence and reasoning in argument texts. The final performance task in Unit 3 presents learners with the Stakeholder Consequences Decision-Making process. Scholars use this process to craft a position paper addressing the question of whether or not the recommended daily entertainment screen time should be raised from two to four hours.
EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Development of the Adolescent Brain
"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 2: Research Study: The Effects of Screen Time on the Developing Brain"
"EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 4a, Unit 3: Culminating Project: Recommended Screen Time Position Paper and Visual"