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Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcements on Copyright Awareness

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Campaigning for Fair Use: Public Service Announcements on Copyright Awareness

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives






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Persuasion Map

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Persuasion Map

The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.


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  • Gather audio recording equipment—cassette tape recorders and blank cassette tapes, a computer with audio recording software and a microphone, or an MP3 player (e.g., an iPod) with a microphone.

  • The podcasting tutorials in the Websites section can provide useful information on how to set up and manage recordings in the classroom. For Mac users, try GargageBand Support. PC users should try Create Podcasts Using Your PC. The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Podcasts can help with either platform.

  • Be sure to review any music download sites that you will share with students to ensure that they are appropriate for your particular classroom. Some include advertisements. Sites may also include language that is not appropriate for the classroom.

  • Make copies of the Fair Use Survey and Public Service Announcement Rubric. If desired, make copies of the PSA Production Process for students to refer to as they work.

  • If desired, also make an overhead of the Fair Use Survey to tally class responses on. Alternatively, you can tally the results on the board or on chart paper.

  • Test the Persuasion Map and Fair Use Travelogue on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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