This 30-minute lesson (which could easily be extended to almost an hour, since your students will have a lot of questions) introduces students in grades 4 and up to the basic ideas of copyright law. Students will:
1) Briefly discuss what they already know,
2) Take a 5 question quiz about what to do in situations where copyright is often broken,
3) Look at simplified, elementary-age-appropriate definitions of the words intellectual property, copyright, patent, and trademark,
4) Watch the 4-minute "YouTube Copyright School" video, and then
5) Check the students' answers to the 5-question quiz by going back to the questions and clicking on the answer options.
Note: Since this is my first TPT submission, I had to limit it to 10 pages. In my original version, I copied the 5-question quiz and placed those slides at the end of the presentation, so I wouldn't have to scroll backwards to let the students check their work. You may wish to do the same. Also, in the original presentation, I added a final slide that reads, "Just because you CAN, that doesn't mean you SHOULD."
- Jodie Donahoo, NBCT
Elementary Music Resources