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A Creator’s Responsibilities (6-8)

What responsibilities do you have to respect others' creative work?

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.

Lesson Objectives

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

ISTE Standards:

1d, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3d, 7b-d

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