Submitted By:Kamaila A. Sanders, The University of Pennsylvania
Grade Level(s):9, 10, 11, 12
In this lesson, students will get an introduction to intellectual property and the concept of owning information. They will begin by watching a PowerPoint slideshow that highlights famous products and brands and their fake counterparts. Then students will read and discuss the key ideas in the Knowledge@Wharton article: “The Two Faces of Intellectual Property in Brazil,” which highlights the problems intellectual property theft creates for companies and governments abroad and at home. To get a different perspective on the issue, students will read the Knowledge@Wharton article: “Intellectual Property Concerns Aren’t Keeping Firms Out of China,” and discuss key ideas mentioned in it.