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Learner Analysis
The learners for this unit are fifth grade students at Chattahoochee Elementary School in
Duluth, Georgia. Chattahoochee is a diverse school (Table 1) with varying level of abilities.
The class that will host the unit is Ms. Millers fifth grade class. Through interviews with Ms.
Miller, data was collected about her students (Table 2).
Table 1:

In 2012-2013 school year, Chattahoochee

(CES) started BYOD (bring your own device)
as a part of the EClass initivie. With this it has
brought a dramatic increase in student activity
online at CES, as well as an increased
incorporation of technology in the classroom.
Also, all fifth grade classes have a Media
Special every seven days and recently in that
class, students participated in a Safe Surfing
lesson, then begun a research project with
emphasis on digital citizenship.

In an interview with Ms. Miller, it was determined that her students have very limited
knowledge of copyright laws, and with the increased interest in web presentation tools, and
opportunities to plagerize and copy materials, it was determined that a copyright unit would
be beneficial. In my interview with Ms. Miller, she also mentioned seeing several cases where
copyright infringement might of taken place within some of her students work.
I also interviewed two students in Ms. Millers class to see what
kind of prior knowledge and experience each had with copyright
in general (Table 3). Both students basically had very limited
knowledge of copyright and fair use. Based on this, a general
overivew of copright and fair use would be most appropriate.

Table 2:
Miller 5th
Class Size
Accelerated Content 8

Table 3: Interview Questions:

1. Do you know what copyright is?
Student 1: Yes, where its illegal to make copies of famous peoples stuff.

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Student 2: Yeah, a company that owns and decides what can be copied.
2. Have you ever learned about copyright before?
Student 1: No I dont think so.
Student 2: No that I can remember.
3. Do you know what fair use refers to?
Student 1: Im not sure, maybe its fair to use reports people write?
Student 2: No

Understanding By Design Unit Plan

Title of
What is Copyright?
Grade Level 5th Grade
Curriculum Digital Citizenship
Time Frame 2 Hours
Developed Kevin Scheiwe
Identify Desired Results (Stage 1)
Content Standards
ISTE Standard 5: Digital Citizenship:
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice
legal and ethical behavior.
A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

Understand the uses of copyright
Understand what is protected by
Understand what fair use means

Essential Questions
Why do we need to know about copyright?
How does copyright affect things or work I
What does fair use mean?

Related Misconceptions
Only material with the copyright
symbol is legal
Copyright applies to published artists
and professionals only
No one will ever know I used the work!

How does fair use apply to things I find on the


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Students will know
How copyright applies to original work
Why copyright is important
What the intention of copyright is
Determine what material is not

Students will be able to
Determine what fair use is
Apply fair use to copyrighted material
Acquire media for a project that is not

Assessment Evidence (Stage 2)

Performance Task Description
The students will:
Understand how copyright applies to work and media on the internet
Students will brainstorm ideas of what copyright means
Students will participate in the BrainPop to spark their interest (hook) as to why
copyright might be useful for them.
Class will discuss the different aspects of copyright, following along with the PowerPoint
presentation and discussing the many different parts of copyright.
Students will ask question, read and discuss the presentation.
Students will discuss in groups Cyberbees frequently asked questions. Students will use
their devices to click on questions and answers, in order to get to know copyright
Students will analyze copyright and fair use questions and participate in the trivia
game, which will provide an assessment on the copyright information presented thus
Students will also analyze the curated list of resources on copyright and fair use.
Students will work in groups and create a top 10 things to know about copyright.
Students will create a presentation for their top 10 list to present to the class.

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Other Evidence

Student interviews
Participation in brainstorming activity
Participation in class discussion on PowerPoint presentation
Participation in Cyberbees Q&A with small groups
True/False Trivia Assessment
Copyright Top 10 presentation

Students will self-assess their prior knowledge in the brainstorming activity
Students will self-assess their understanding based on new and prior knowledge
Learning Plan (Stage 3)
Lesson 1:
Brainstorming activity
BrainPop video
PowerPoint presentation
Cyberbee Q&A
True/False Trivia Quiz (PowerPoint)
Lesson 2
Present curated resources
Create their top 10 lists
Create presentation of list
Present presentations
For students with disabilities, discussion and assessment activities can be read aloud and
paper copies for PowerPoint activities can be provided and material can be read aloud. There
is one student who has a hearing impairment in Ms. Millers class. This student needs to sit
close to the teacher and can use his own head phones for any of the presentation material
that has sound. Because Ms. Millers 5th grade class has many accelerated and gifted
learners, students can be allowed to participate on their tablets or mobile devices throughout
the lessons and can work on trivia quiz on their own.

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Copyright Quiz
Names: ______________________________
Directions: Circle the best answer.

1. True / False

6. True / False

2. True / False

7. True / False

3. True / False

8. True / False

4. True / False

9. True / False

5. True / False

10. True / False