Plagiarism Teacher Resources
Find Plagiarism educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 481 resources
The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism
For the purposes of this video, plagiarism is a criminal offense pursued by the Department of Plagiarism Investigation. Each type of plagiarism is given a catchy name, a creative description, and is demonstrated with a cartoon animation. Although the D.P.I. isn't actually real, the narrator encourages viewers to uphold the ideals of this imaginary department. Extend the lesson with the provided additional materials.
How Much Have You Understood? (Identifying and Avoiding Plagiarism)
This 12-page handout is designed as a self-check activity. After reading two source texts, learners are presented with five samples based on the texts. For each sample, they must decide if the text is plagiarized and, if so, what is wrong and how can it be corrected. The last four pages of the handout are the author’s comments on the texts. These answer sheets could be included if used as a self-check or withheld and replaced by a class discussion.
Students explore plagiarism. In this research study skills "plagiarism" lesson, students define and identify examples of plagiarism. Students view a video about plagiarism and complete a corresponding quiz.
Plagiarism: Avoiding Accidental Internet Plagiarism
Demonstrate how to cite information from Internet sources without plagiarizing. If your class is working on an Internet research paper, and you have observed learners cutting and pasting directly from the Internet, the activities and methods involved here should help your class understand how to properly cite and paraphrase research. The handout attachments are only available if you register, so you might make your own. A cited article is in the additional materials.
Introduce budding scholars to the many types of academic plagiarism. Potential plagiarizers develop a definition of the infringement and determine how it has been committed. The instructor provides the writing examples and resources. Modifications to the lesson can be made for different levels of student understanding.
New! A Creator’s Responsibilities
Want to keep your learners from plagiarizing? Here is one way to tackle the topic and relate it not only to plagiarizing text, but also to pirating music and video productions. Class members discuss the topic, watch a video about pirating, and examine case studies. The instructional activity combines individual and group work to make learners consider their own actions.
Writing History: From Students to Scholars
An Online NewsHour article about scholarly ethics launches this study of plagiarism. Since historians are supposed to bring original ideas and perspectives to their publications, they must give credit to the ideas of others. After a discussion of historians such as Ambrose and Goodwin, class members use this perspective to create a self-made guide on plagiarism.
What is Plagiarism?
What is plagiarism? Middle schoolers create a class definition of plagiarism and examine the importance of crediting people for their ideas. They review official school policy on plagiarism and study the consequences of presenting the work of others as their own.
Plagiarism is a difficult concept for many youngsters to grasp. Help them along by presenting this PowerPoint. Complete with a sample scenario, a formal definition, and multiple examples, this is an effective way to keep your class from committing plagiarism. One or two images do not function and would need to be deleted or replaced.
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper. While the bulk of the resource is an overview of activities and does not include much detail, there are quite a few useful links to help enrich the instructional activity.
Demonstrate the importance of evaluating and citing sources. Pupils can complete the suggested assignment provided here, or one of your choosing, while focusing on checking that the resources are credible and citing those sources properly. The resource also includes a quiz of terms related to research such as plagiarism, bias, citation, and integrate. Find out if your class is on the right track by giving the quiz.
What is Plagiarism?
Concerns about how to protect intellectual property rights have grown along with the advancements in technology. This richly detailed two-day lesson examines plagiarism as a violation of intellectual property rights and asks middle and high schoolers to research school rules on the topic from this point of view. After analyzing rules, problems in the application of the rules, and the consequences for rule violations, class member prepare a presentation for invited guests.
Plagiarism: Avoid It!
Middle and high schoolers define plagiarism, discover how it has impacted people throughout history, locate ways individuals plagiarize, and identify ways to avoid plagiarism in their own research. They rewrite a paragraph, describing why the revision is the correct way to cite or paraphrase the paragraph.
Understanding Plagiarism Workshop Lesson Plan
Students define the term plagiarism, they recognize plagiarism and are able to explain what constitutes appropriate use of others' words and ideas. Pupils are explained the notion of plagiarism such as: taking another's ideas is taking a very personal possession, and plagiarism is a failure to create your own ideas and diminishes the plagiarizer's intellect.
Don't Get Branded WIth the "P" of Plagiarism
Student identify three consequences of plagiarism by using the Internet. They discuss copyright laws and learn how to paraphrase. They explain the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing.
What is Plagiarism?
A little redundant, this quiz nonetheless drives the point home: don't plagiarize! Nearly all questions are hypothetical scenarios followed by "Is this plagiarism?" Reinforce this notion through a quick quiz online.
Cheating and Plagiarism
In this reading comprehension worksheet on cheating and plagiarism, students read a passage on cheating and plagiarism and answer reading comprehension questions.
What do you need to cite, and how can you avoid plagiarizing? This presentation is aimed at beginning writers, and it details some of the ways people plagiarize (even accidentally) and what sort of information needs to be cited. The best part of this resource is that for each example of accidental plagiarism presented, there's a slide addressing how to cite that information correctly! Specific formats (APA and MLA) are not introduced here.
The War of the Words
“Who’s This Guy Dylan Who’s Borrowing Lines From Henry Timrod?” The basic question in this lesson from the New York Time’s Learning Network is whether artists and authors who use the words of others are stealing from that artist or honoring him/her. Richly detailed, the lesson includes lists of resources, warm-up and wrap-up activities, resource links, discussion questions and assessment activities. Sure to generate interest in the intellectual property/plagiarism debate.
A Way With Words
After reading the New York Times article, “Novelist Says She Read Copied Books Several Times,” class members are divided into groups to explore (in a fishbowl discussion) the different perspectives in the plagiarism case described in the article. List of questions for the consumers, the author, the publishing company, the agent, and the editor are all included in this very detailed plan. A great take on this complex issue.