This is a lesson plan regarding middle school research. Students first complete their career research (different lesson plan). Next they complete this lesson which is completing a biography on an important person in their chosen career. Picture taken by Jann Leishman
This is a lesson plan created by Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens. This lesson reinforces fair use concepts and the basic protections and limitations of copyright. Students learn how copyright encourages creative expression. This resource includes the lesson plan (pdf) and links to an accompanying Google Slides presentation and YouTube video.
Thumbnail Image: "creative quote" by Sean MacEntee is licensed under CC BY 2.0 This lesson plan is on how I would implement a Genius Hour Project into my classroom. It has some ideas of how to get started with your students, how to help students reflect on their project each day, ideas of final projects, a final project rubric to guide students in their presentation, and an idea of how to share and recognize the students' great work.
*This lesson plan is adaptable for various projects involving technology. This is a general lesson plan used for our Tech Fun Fridays. Students who are caught up in all core classes and not missing any assignemnts are given time to do their own research on a topic that they are interested in. They must conduct research, create a presentation to compile their research, cite sources, create a project (3D printing, animation, etc.), carry about that project including taking and editing photos of their final project to include at the end of their presentation and then practice their public speaking by presenting to the class. (This covers many core standards depending on what grade you teach. Please reference the standards you are working with to determine which ones fit this lesson.)