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3rd and 4th Grade
8th Grade Lessons
Safe Online Talk
(click the link for the online Lesson Plan and videos)
Complete Lesson Plan including student handouts can be found here:
Teacher Backgrounder - Safe Online Talk.pdf
(Lots of useful information before you begin)
Internet Safety Pledge - have students discuss/sign:
What's the Big Deal About Internet Privacy
(click the link above for the online Lesson Plan and video)
Complete Lesson Plan with Student handouts here:
10 New Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
Oops, I Broadcast it on the Internet
Complete Lesson Plans can be found here:
Another short video that relates to this theme is
Everybody Knows You Online
which is a great discussion-starter.
Privacy Interactive Game
is on online simulation about Privacy decisions - it can be downloaded or
, and would be a useful assessment tool.
Netsmartz has a "Teens Talk" video about
of posting information online.
Rework, Reuse, Remix
Complete Lesson Plan, along with teacher information and Student handouts, can be found here:
The videos mentioned in the Lesson Plan,
United States of Pop 2009
The links referenced in the Introduction of the Lesson Plan are
Go over the issue of Public Domain using the
What is Public Domain?
Quiz your students on what they know about copyright: take the
from the Copyright Kids website (offline, hard copy version of questions and answers
Below are some examples of cases involving the defense of fair use (Taken from:
). Have students or student groups decide what they think the court will rule (Fair Use was allowed as a defense or not).
The court held that a book of trivia questions about the "Seinfeld" TV program was not fair use. Although the book was transformative, the TV program was a work of fiction accorded special status under copyright law. The book drew upon essential elements of the TV program, and occupied a market for a derivative work that the
was entitled to control.
Castle Rock Entertainment v. Carol Pub. Group, Inc.
, 955 F. Supp. 260 (S.D.N.Y. 1997), aff'd, 150 F.3d 132 (2d Cir. 1998).
The court held that the use in a TV biography about Muhammed Ali of up to 14 film clips of historical footage, each between 41 seconds and two minutes long, was likely to be fair use. Ali was a public figure and his TV biography was the subject of public interest. The allegedly
film clips were not the focus of documentary and were not particularly noticeable, and use of the film clips was not likely to the undercut market for a motion picture.
Monster Communications, Inc. v. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
, 935 F. Supp. 490 (S.D.N.Y. 1996).
The court held that a parody of the song "I Love New York" performed in a skit on "Saturday Night Live" poking fun at New York City's public relations campaign and its theme song was a protected fair use.
Elsmere Music, Inc. v. NBC
, 623 F.2d 252 (2d Cir. 1980).
The court held that that use of copyrighted music played during a parade that happened to be televised by ABC was a fair use.
Italian Book Corp. v. ABC, Inc.
, 458 F. Supp. 65 (S.D.N.Y 1978).
Resources available in the Hauser LRC:
Copyright and Digital Ethics
(book), published 2011
Cited! Identifying Credible Information Online
Additional Online Resources:
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers
The Copyright Site
Teaching About Copyright and Applying Fair Use
Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
Online Sources for Finding Works in the Public Domain
Ball State University's Copyright for Students (has "Links to Free Stuff")
Turn Down the Dial on Cyberbullying and Online Cruelty
Full Lesson Plan including Student handouts here:
Teens talk - an online video about cyberbullying at
Another good cyberbullying resource: the
stop cyberbullying website
Have your students take the "Are you a cyberbully?" questionnaire (or print it out) at
Resources available in the Hauser LRC:
Cyber Safe DVD
with some videos related to cyberbullying that you may want to check out.
How to Beat Cyberbullying
(book), published 2013
(book), published 2012
help on how to format text
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