Lesson Plan

How Fair Use Works

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What's fair is fair! Using the resource, scholars discuss the key differences between fair use and copyright. Next, in small groups, pupils create and present projects that demonstrate fair use of copyrighted material, such as a song, poem, or illustration.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Support visual learners by making a chart or diagram on the board to list the differences between a copyright and a trademark
  • Consider providing computer access for project completion 
Classroom Considerations
  • Print handouts before teaching the lesson 
  • Includes measurable objectives and an essential question to guide the lesson
  • Provides links to additional resources
  • None