ALEX Learning Activity

Exploring and Understanding Copyright

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Sue Schwoebel
System:Vestavia Hills City
School:Vestavia Hills City Board Of Education
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1017
Exploring and Understanding Copyright
Digital Tool/Resource:
Copyright Basics by Copyright Kids!
Web Address – URL:

This site includes important information about copyright. Explanations are given for the following topics: What is copyright, why is it important to me, which works are protected and which are not, who owns the copyright, what is copyright infringement, when do I need permission to copy, how long does copyright protection last, how to obtain copyright protection and when and how do you register a copyright.

Students will use the site to gain deeper understanding of copyright in literature, music, art, the theater, motion pictures, and other forms of intellectual property. 

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
10) Describe the causes and effects of illegal use of intellectual property as it relates to print and digital media, considering copyright, fair use, licensing, sharing, and attribution.

Learning Objectives:

Students will find resources in the public domain.

Students will identify works that are fair use. 

Students will learn to protect their own original works.


  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

The students will utilize the Read Talk Write strategy with this tool to help them comprehend and understand the legal and responsible use of copyrighted digital content.

Assessment Strategies:

The students' knowledge and understanding of the legal use of copyrighted material will be assessed using an online copyright quiz


Advanced Preparation:

Teacher will need to review the information provided on the site to help guide the students. 

Students will need access to devices that will connect to the Internet. 

Variation Tips (optional):
Notes or Recommendations (optional):

This learning asset would be beneficial prior to introducing a multimedia presentation project or research assignment, so the students will be able to practice responsible and legal use of different types of digital content.

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