A Creator’s Responsibilities (6-8)
Students reflect on their responsibilities as creators and users of creative work. Students view and discuss the video vignette, a documentary-style story of a young creator who uses video and music clips to make his own creations. Students then read case studies and discuss the particular ethical challenges that a “cut and paste” digital culture poses with respect to creative work.
Students will be able to ...
- consider ethical questions about real-life decisions young creators make in exercising their creative rights and responsibilities.
- understand that piracy and plagiarism are irresponsible and disrespectful behaviors that have ethical and legal implications.
- brainstorm solutions to dilemmas creators might encounter.
Alignment with Standards
Common Core State Standards:
Grade 6: RI.2, RI.3, RI.7, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.6, L.6
Grade 7: RI.2, RI.3, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.6, L.6
Grade 8: RI.2, RI.3, RI.8, RI.10, W.4, W.10, SL.1a, SL.1b, SL.1c, SL.1d, SL.2, SL.6, L.6
1a-c, 2a, 2d, 5a-c