The Ransomed Files

LESSON 15.02.01
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Lesson Overview
This lesson plan is designed to teach 15-year-old students about cybersecurity, cybercrimes, and ransomware, imparting knowledge of the concepts, potential consequences of falling victim to these types of attacks, and equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to protect themselves and their personal information from online threats as they navigate the increasingly complex and interconnected online world.
  • Suitable for age 15
  • 60 minutes + project work
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What's in this lesson?

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how cybersecurity works and the impact when security is breached. 
  • Identify the cybercrime attacks and describe the motivations behind why cybercrimes occur. 
  • Examine the basic characteristics of ransomware and evaluate strategies for protecting devices from ransomware attacks. 

Key Concepts

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Lesson Structure

Introduction (5 min)
 Define the Keywords (15 min)
 Investigate the Scenario (30 min)
 Project Work (duration as needed)
 Key Takeaways (10 min)

Included in this Lesson

  • Presentation slides available in Powerpoint (.pptx) or in the Online Player 
  • Lesson plan for teachers
  • Printable handouts for students
  • Assessment rubric for project based learning
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