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Intellectual Property Lesson Plans

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Fair use, intellectual property, public domain ... what does it all mean? Scholars act as judges to determine if different scenarios constitute fair use. They also advance their research skills by practicing paraphrasing and citing sources. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show a short video about copyright and fair use 
  • Have individuals create hypothetical scenarios and ask partners to determine if they are fair use
Classroom Considerations
  • Although the lesson plan is divided into five days, each activity takes approximately 15 to 45 minutes
  • Embeds hands-on activities to help students practice research skills
  • Includes a helpful handout showing the copyright laws for various resources
  • Missing the Intellectual Property PowerPoint and the Amelia Earhart article
Common Core