GCSE – Lesson 4 – Cultural impacts

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

In this lesson, learners will understand what the term ‘cultural impact’ means. They will learn about downtime and its effect on businesses and individuals. In addition, they will closely examine the concept of ‘digital divide’ and work through examples of its impact. They will analyse the cultural implications of the growing use of mobile technology and the responsibility of stakeholders in mitigating any risks. Finally, they will share the impact that technology has on their lives, and for homework, consider looking more globally for further impact.

Learning objectives

  • Define ‘downtime’ and explain the associated impact on an organisation
  • Explain what is meant by the ‘digital divide’ and measures to mitigate its effect
  • Identify positive and negative aspects of the use of mobile technology

Package contents

  • Lesson plans
  • Slide decks
  • Learner resources
  • Homework