Copyright Scavenger Hunt
Project Title: Am I Cheating? Stealing? Going to Jaile? Being Aware of What the Copyright Rules Are
Software Used: Internet and possibly a word document.
Subject and Grade Level: Any grade level, it depends on which example you choose from. The scavengers listed here range from upper elementary to high school.
Lesson Plans/Directions: Begin with web sites that tell the rules about copyright. I usually begin by telling what our school policies are. Then we move toward looking for other school policies by using a search engine. We then might go to educational web sites (like: http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/hunt/hunt040.shtml) as a place to get the discussion started.
- Here is an example created by other educators which is very effective: http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/copy.html
- Another great example: http://www.lpsb.org/Copyright/scavenger_hunt.htm
- A trackstar created by a teacher: http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/viewTrackMembersText.do?org.apache.struts.taglib.html.TOKEN=c8158f997f11c23d14566075bfaa3ed4&number=213908&password=
- Many trackstars created that you can choose from to meet your individual class needs: http://trackstar.4teachers.org/trackstar/ts/searchByKeyword.do?keywords=Copyrights
Suggestions: You could create your own scavenger hunt based on this examples (which I often do depending on the students I am working with), but I also use the posted scavengers, because teachers made them to share (or they wouldn’t have posted them.
Materials needed: Just a computer, an Internet Connection, and possibly a printer to show what they have found.