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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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The First Amendment, Copyright, and Fair Use
Do I have a right to make a copy? Head off this commonly asked question with this colorful, informative infographic, and promote digital citizenship in your class by directing learners to ask the right questions before downloading...
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" and Chapter 3 of Eagle Song
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
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....
6th - 8th English Language Arts
'Toon Up Your Knowledge of Copyright and Fair Use
Students 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
Let's Change the Copyright Law
Students create a website to convince voters to contact U.S. representatives in support of changing copyright laws to allow the free downloading of music. They work in groups to build their web page and present it to the class. Students...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Hooke's Law, Vibrations, Mechanical Waves, and Sound
Dangle a spring to experiment with vibration and discover if period is dependent on amplitude. Strum a guitar and adjust the strings to compare displacement and sound. Use a Slinky® and guitar strings on a ring stand to uncover the...
9th - Higher Ed Physical Education
Creating Linear Models for Data 3
Scholars solve 24 various types of problems that include defining Hooke's Law, conducting an experiment, and exploring rate of change. They create a scatter plot to show the data for the number and the distance from the table to the top....
8th - 11th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Orb and Effy Learn About Authority
Simplify the teaching of the US Constitution with this primary grade social studies activity. While reading a fun story about an imaginary place called Bubble Land, children learn about the concept of authority and the importance of...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable