Using Copyrighted Materials for Teaching


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What is Fair Use?

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1. Which of the following constitutes an 'educational purpose' covered by Fair Use?


Olga wants to copy a short story she discovered in an anthology for her 9th grade students to read. The story is 5,000 words long.

According to Fair Use, can she copy and use this story in her classroom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo helps you see what you know about using copyrighted materials for teaching. The term 'Fair Use' is something you need to know about for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested over:

  • Teaching scenarios involving Fair Use
  • The meaning of Fair Use
  • Something that would be considered an educational purpose under Fair Use

Skills Practiced

Use these materials to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the meaning of Fair Use and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of an educational purpose under Fair Use
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Fair Use and how it affects education

Additional Learning

Learn more about these educational topics with the lesson titled Using Copyrighted Materials for Teaching. Use this lesson to:

  • Review Fair Use guidelines
  • Learn why Fair Use exists
  • Look at characteristics of copyrighted material for teaching