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Copyright and Fair Use

Grade Level: 6-8

Instructional Time: 1, 55 min. class

Resource/Materials: Copyright Worksheet, recent news items about copyright issues, info about copyright from U. S. governement available at: http//lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/

Lesson: Students start by completing the copyright worksheet to get an idea about their begginning understand of copyright/Fair Use issues. A class discussion should follow starting with presentation of actual laws regarding copyright and fair Use, then going through each item on the worksheet and discussing how the laws affect the answers.

Assessment: Use same worksheet as a post-test

Curriculum Connection: all curriculum areas

Prerequisites: None

MN State Standard: Resource Management,

MPS Grade Level Expectations: 1.2

Author: Frank Dewey, Marcy Open School