Thursday, September 3, 2009

Creative Thinking - Lessons About Copyright

Northern Kentucky University has developed some good lesson plans and videos that teachers can use to teach about plagiarism, copyright, and fair use. They've named the collection of lesson plans and videos Creative Thinking. The lessons are designed for use in middle school and high school classrooms. The videos are a combination of scholars talking about copyright issues and creative stories explaining the problems and pitfalls associated with plagiarism. In addition to the lesson plans and videos, NKU offers links to additional resources for learning about copyright and plagiarism.

Applications for Education
The lesson plans and videos from NKU's Creative Thinking website could be good on their own for teaching copyright issues. I would use the lesson plans and videos in conjunction with the resources available from the Temple Media Education Lab and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.