Lesson Plan

Do You Have the 'Right'?

A lesson on copyright and fair use and digital citizenship.
Mona E.
Technology coordinator
Huntington High School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
Objectives

Students will be able to identify and legally use any type of media for school projects and assignments.

Subjects
Social Studies
Grades 9 - 12
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1 Hook

Activity: Debating

Show the students a current picture taken and posted online via a social network and ask "Who owns the picture?"

Lead the students in a short discussion

I chose to use the Oscars selfie Ellen Degeneres posted on Twitter.https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/440322224407314432

 

 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Show the video https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/copyright-and-fair-use-animation

and complete Lesson 1 from the Common Sense Media Lesson 'Copyrights and Wrongs'

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/copyrights-and-wrongs

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Exploring

Present and explore copyright laws with the students by showing and discussing the topic using a laptop and projector.

I have found several sites that can be used for mostly high school students:

http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html

http://info.legalzoom.com/copyright-laws-students-20239.html

http://www.edutopia.org/copyright-rules-teachers

http://www.teachingcopyright.org/curriculum/hs

http://www.copyrightkids.org/

Scavenger hunt

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/ws040.shtml

Answer sheet

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/hunt/ans040.shtml

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Complete Lesson 1 from the Common Sense Media Lesson 'Copyrights and Wrongs'

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/lesson/copyrights-and-wrongs

Assignment: Tell students they will be “mad men” in this activity. (The term “mad men” is shorthand for “Madison Avenue ad men,” who were advertising executives who worked on Madison Avenue in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s. It is also the name of a popular television show that began running in 2007.) As “mad men,” they will have to decide on a photo to use for an advertising campaign while following all copyright laws. They must present the project and defend their choices. 

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Presenting

Students will present their ads from the Independent Instruction.

Finish by showing the video A Fair(y) Use Tale, Disney Parody explanation of Copyright Law and Fair Use.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo