Students examine the issues surrounding intellectual copyrights. They research the examples of DVD and CD piracy and participate in a class discussion about the related ethics.
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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
Civil Rights Historical Investigations
The murder of Emmett Till, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the desegregation of Boston schools are the focus of three units that ask class members to investigate why these events were so key in the struggle for civil rights. Groups...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Democracy in Action: Freedom Riders
This is a must-have resource for every social studies teacher covering the civil rights movement. Through an engaging video and detailed viewing guide, young historians learn about the Freedom Riders, and discover how everyday...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Toon Up Your Knowledge of Copyright and Fair Use
Students explore copyright and 'Fair Use' guidelines. For this copyright lesson, students copy and create digital pictures using Microsoft Paint to identify the concepts of copyright and intellectual property ownership. Students research...
11th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills
The Ethics of Embedded Journalists
Young scholars reflect upon the role of embedded journalists in today's media climate. They write about why would journalists not want to consider themselves part of the "group" that makes up the military unit they are assigned to. ...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
The Artist As Entrepreneur: VARA-visual Artists Rights Act
Young scholars read case studies of artists' lawsuits under the Visual Artists Rights Act and then discuss the merits of fictitious cases where artists might consider a lawsuit. They predict the outcome of a lawsuit scenario and justify...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Rules, Rights, And Responsibilities
Learners examine the concept of rights and how they are to be exercised in comparison to the governmental establishment of codes and ethical treatment of human beings. They conduct class discussion to make the connection of how...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History