Elementary School Curriculum

The copyright curriculum that follows builds upon experiences that are present in students’ everyday lives. For example, key concepts such as attribution (Who made that piece of art?), permission (Who has a right to use it?), and sharing (How do I share with my friends?) are addressed. Complex topics including the First Amendment, copyright and fair use are introduced in the curriculum at appropriate grade levels.

Ultimately, the goal of the curriculum is to provide tools to educators, parents and children to help them know how to take pride in, share, and protect their own digital creations, and also to understand and identify copyrighted digital materials so these works can be enjoyed in appropriate and legal ways.

UNIT 1: GRADES K-2

GRADE K: Respect the Person
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GRADE 1: It’s Great to Create & Play Fair
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GRADE 2: Creativity & Sharing Fairly
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UNIT 2: GRADES 3-6

GRADE 3: Sharing Fairly
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GRADE 4: Digital Sharing Ethics
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GRADE 5: Copyright in the Real World (Part 1)
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GRADE 6: Copyright in the Real World (Part 2)
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