Lesson Plan

Copyright and Creative Commons

Understanding Why and How to find and attribute Media
Greg M.
Technology coordinator
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of copyright and creative commons licenses
  • Effectively locate media from the many Creative Common outlets
  • Appropriately attribute citation 
English Language Arts
Social Studies
English Language Learning
Grades 7 – 12
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1 Dig Deeper into Creative Commons

Discover all that you need to know about the Creative Commons and the licenses for permission.  Read to gain a basic understanding of the different attributions.  

2 Locating Images and Attribution

Find images that are marked "CC BY" on flickr.  Save three picture you want to use (anything you want).  Make sure to note the author, license type and URL.

3 Time to Attribute!

Google Drive
Free, Paid

Using a presentation app (keynote, slides) create a slideshow of three images that are attributed to the original author.  Try to make the caption flow with the image.