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Lesson: Copyrights and Wrongs
Ensure that your class knows all about giving credit where credit is due. Engage their interest with a brief conversation about creative work and a quick video about responsible use of the work of others. Then, give them some time in small groups to act as advertisers who need to select a photo for a campaign while considering copyright laws.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 49 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
SOPA and PIPA
Your learners will be very interested to learn about the Stop Online Piracy Act and how copyright infringement was challenged by a bill introduced into the United States Congress in 2012. The video provides an overview of the the bill's major principles, as well as analyzes the language of the bill and implications of its specific wording.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Copyright
Introduce your class to the concept of copyright with a series of activities. Pupils first learn about copyright laws and fair use, putting their knowledge to the test with a quick categorizing task. They then watch a video and answer true-and-false questions about it.
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 7 Downloads
James Bond in a Honda? Trial Simulation
Your class members will take on the roles of jury members in this exciting simulation. After reading a detailed script and reviewing pieces of evidence, they will determine whether Honda violated copyright and copied James Bond.
6th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rights, Remixes, and Respect
It is very easy to access creative work online, and some individuals are not aware of all the rules that accompany using someone else's original work. Show your class the difference between inspiration and using without permission. The plan includes a video link, a terminology review, a debate activity where groups role play, wrap-up questions, extension activities, and an assessment with an answer key.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 10 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What's Mine Isn't (Necessarily) Yours
When we use images or ideas from the Internet, we might be infringing on someone's rights. Give your class the opportunity to understand copyright and creator's rights as they evaluate fair and legal use of media found online. As they explore intellectual property, public domain, and plagiarism, they also explore how media resources can, and should, be cited.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 60 Views 72 Downloads CCSS: Designed
To prepare for a study of intellectual property rights, (or an assessment) introduce your learners to the legal concepts and key vocabulary associated with the debate. After defining intellectual property, copyright, fair use, and piracy, the class is presented with a list of items and asked to decide which items are examples of intellectual property, and a series of scenarios, and then they are asked to decide if the use is lawful or unlawful.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer
Before you begin this lesson, note that it revolves around learners reading and finishing personal novels. If that's what your class is preparing to do, this is a great way to get creative and technological with literature analysis. Readers learn about theme and mood concepts in novels, and then choose a novel to read.
6th - 8th Language Arts 21 Views 87 Downloads
'Toon Up Your Knowledge of Copyright and Fair Use
Middle schoolers examine the concepts of copyright and intellectual property by copying graphic files manually and digitally, and analyzing Web site copyright disclaimers. They create a technology product focusing on some aspect of copyright.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 10 Views 212 Downloads
A Creator's Rights
Intellectual property rights are the hot new topic of debate about copyright laws. Class members watch “Nicole’s Story - Copyrighting Creative Work,” and consider what rights they have as a creator of a song. In addition, groups look at licensing symbols and create an original song to perform.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Dinosaurs Before Dark
Young readers travel back to the time of the dinosaurs in this literature unit based on the story Dinosaurs Before Dark. Intended for use with upper-elementary special education students, this resource provides reading comprehension, vocabulary, and extension activities for each chapter of the book, creating a throughly engaging reading experience.
1st - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Researching and Note-Taking: Becoming an Expert on a Colonial Trade
Fourth graders work in small groups to become experts on different colonial trades in the eighth lesson of this unit. Working toward the long-term goal of writing a piece of historical fiction, young scholars read informational texts and work collaboratively to take notes on terms related to their specific trade.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 102 Views 92 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Roots of the Cold War
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
9th - 12th Language Arts 130 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales, metadata, and attributes for each question, sample essays, and scoring guides for each essay prompt.
8th Language Arts 77 Views 273 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Astrobiobound! The Search for Life in the Solar System
A multi-faceted and exciting activity awaits your astronomy students. In collaborative groups, they plan a mission to hunt for extraterrestrial life within the solar system, while adhering to specific measurement criteria.
K - 12th Science 40 Views 32 Downloads
End of Unit 2 Assessment: Working with Two Texts - Reading, Listening, Summarizing, and Synthesizing
As a summative assessment for this unit on colonial trade, fourth graders listen to and read informational texts in order to demonstrate their ability to take notes, write summaries, and draw connections. Young scholars first listen as the teacher reads aloud a text about a New York merchant, taking categorized notes on the information they hear.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 329 Views 232 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Soda Straw Rockets
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces before designing and testing their own paper rockets.
K - 6th Science 145 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Putting It All Together: From Awareness of Mood to Analysis of Tone
Stephen Vincent Benet’s, “By the Waters of Babylon,” offers learners a chance to examine the difference between mood and tone. After a close reading of an excerpt from the short story, the class lists the diction and imagery that builds the sense of foreboding.
6th - 10th Language Arts 218 Views 414 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfro
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth activity of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit, students answer questions by citing evidence from the text as they learn more facts about bullfrogs.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 200 Views 162 Downloads CCSS: Designed