Understanding Copyright Teacher Resources
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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 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 CCSS: Designed
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 impress on your writers the importance of citing sources, then this resource is a must.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Designed
Whose Is It, Anyway?
Launch a discussion about plagiarism, the consequences of plagiarism, and how giving credit is a sign of respect for the work of others. Start out by defining plagiarism and sharing your school's official policy. Class members can then be introduced to the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for citing resources.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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.
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
7th - 12th English Language Arts
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Respect for Intellect
Seventh graders participate in digital citizenship case studies involving intellectual property and copyright issues such as plagiarism, software installation, Web content and trademarks. They discuss ethical and unethical decisions about the case studies in the context of their homes and schools.
7th Social Studies & History
Cite Your Sites!
The New York Times article “Lessons in Internet Plagiarism,” launches a look at how the Internet has increased the prevalence of plagiarism. The richly detailed lesson includes warm-up and wrap-up activities, discussion questions, research links, possible projects, as well as evaluation and extension activities.
6th - 11th English Language Arts
The Original's Sins
Are history textbooks plagiarized? The New York Times article, “Schoolbooks Are Given F’s in Originality,” looks at this question and forms the basis for a instructional activity on textbooks and plagiarism. The very detailed plan includes resource links, discussion questions, activities and writing prompts.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
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!
7th - 9th English Language Arts
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.
5th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Exploring Theme and Mood with a Book Trailer
Before you begin this lesson plan, 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 English Language Arts
Students pretend to devise an Internet based game that is copied and distributed by someone else. With a partner, they role play situations in which their work is copied, and discuss legal and illegal copyright situations. Using Internet sources they research Fair Use and Public Domain.
3rd - 9th 21st Century Skills
Quoting, Citing, and Paraphrasing
Beware! (not only the Ides of March). Warn your researchers of the dangers of plagiarism! After defining the term, viewers are introduced to the consequences of and forms of plagiarism, as well as tips on how to avoid plagiarism. Information is also included on related issues like reusing a research paper and copyright infringement.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts