The Big Picture: Authorship, Plagiarism and Intellectual Property

Description: The lesson helps students to gain a larger understanding of the context of authorship, plagiarism, and intellectual property. Students work in small groups to tackle ethical questions. There is an optional computer lab extension.

Grade:  Secondary Cycle 2

Time: ~50 minutes

Subject: ELA or Ethics

Material: A copy of Leigh Blackall’s “It’s not plagiarism, it’s an easy essay”

Lesson via OWL Purdue

Additional Resources offers some great tools and resources to help students with referencing their work

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