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ASSIGNMENT: Copyright worksheet
- you can use the 2 copyright tabs to the right to answer the questions on the handout











Week of Tuesday, November 30th through Friday, December 3rd. So this assignment is due FRIDAY.
Go to the following website and answer the questions for each step. Make sure you READ AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!!!!!
Sections 1-3 you will have to answer questions. Step 2 - www.dpw.state.pa.us
Section 4 means write an essay (5 paragraph essay, like you have learned in english class will be fine).

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/socialstudies/street_law/textbook_activities/unit_web_activities/unit05.php




Useful resources:





http://streetlaw.com/




Chapter Overview
Chapter 6: Lawyers
There are more than one million lawyers in the United States. Many work in private practice, while others work for the government, corporations, and public interest organizations. Some lawyers are also law professors, judges, and elected officials. Contrary to popular belief, most lawyers rarely go to court. Their practice typically involves giving advice, drafting legal opinions, negotiating settlements, or providing other out-of-court legal assistance. Lawyers act as advocates for their clients and must represent their clients' interests to the best of their ability.
When Do You Need a Lawyer? Generally, the best time to seek a lawyer is before a problem occurs. Attorneys can offer advice to help their clients avoid problems or make important decisions. It is especially wise to consult a lawyer when a question of law is involved, if a legal document needs to be drafted, or if you are involved in a legal case.
How Do You Find a Lawyer? There are many resources available to help people find a lawyer to meet their needs. The best way to find an attorney may be to ask for a recommendation from someone who has had to deal with a similar legal issue. You can also look in the telephone book, use a local lawyer referral service, or consult the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which provides general information about almost every lawyer in the United States. If you cannot afford an attorney, there are some options for you. You may qualify for free legal assistance, or—if your legal problem is of interest to a public interest organization—the organization may agree to take your case free of charge. Attorneys also take some cases on a contingency fee. This means that the attorney will receive a certain percentage of any money the client wins in the case. If the client does not win the case, the lawyer does not receive any money.
Working with Your Lawyer Trust is essential to the attorney-client relationship. The law grants attorney-client privilege to encourage clients to speak openly and honestly to their attorneys. This privilege prevents a lawyer from revealing the client's information without permission. Lawyers must also follow certain standards of conduct that are enforced by the state bar association. Clients can file a malpractice lawsuit against an attorney if they believe the attorney has acted irresponsibly and mishandled the case.





CLASS RULES


In addition to complying with the Redskin Handbook and the Acceptable Use Policy for the school’s computer equipment, the following rules apply in this class. (
http://www.sayresd.org/highschool/studenthandbook/studenthandbook.pdf
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http://www.sayresd.org/technology/technologyacceptableusepolicy.asp
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While specific classroom rules vary with each teacher, there are several rules that are uniform in every classroom. Those rules are:



1. Education is the number one priority in this classroom!



2. All students and adults in this classroom are to be treated with respect.



3. All behavior must be appropriate for and conducive to an educational setting.



4. No eating or drinking is allowed in the classroom unless specific permission has been granted. (Teacher directed, special classroom events may be granted administrative permission for food and drink.)



5. No sitting on desktops, tables, windowsills, heating and cooling devices and/or any other pieces of equipment.



Additional Classroom Rules:

I. Take responsibility for your own learning.

1. Every student will treat the other students with respect, will do their best, will do what is right, and will establish sound goals and work habits.

2. Come to class on time and with all necessary materials (book, notebook, pen or pencil…).

3. Listen attentively during lectures, projects, and discussions. Take notes when told to take notes.

4. Complete assignments on time and be prepared to take tests on scheduled dates.

5. Participate in class discussions.

II. Respect the rights and needs of others.

1. Students will act like ladies and gentlemen at all times.

2. Respect others by avoiding derogatory statements; use appropriate language at all times.

3. Refrain from insulting other students. This will not be tolerated and may result in a write-up.

4. Prevent interrupting the speaker by confining conversations to appropriate times and forms.

5. Cell phones are not allowed to be on, let alone be seen. They may/will be confiscated.

6. Contribute your share of effort to group work.

III. Demonstrate proper classroom etiquette.

1. Be on time.

2. Enter quietly if you arrive late. Place your pass on the desk, go quietly to your seat and, if necessary, quietly ask someone sitting near you to point out what the class is doing.

3. Sit in your regularly assigned seat. This makes attendance and having a substitute teacher much easier. There will be time you will get to sit anywhere.

IV. Use computers for coursework only.

1. Resist the temptation to play games, read and write email, surf the web, or engage in any activity other than the assigned task.

V. Treat all property with respect.

1. Ensure that school furniture and facilities are not abused.

2. Use other students' materials and equipment only as expressly permitted.

3. Clear the area around your desk before you leave.

CLASS PROCEDURES

In this class we have a limited amount of time to pursue infinite opportunities. In an effort to create and maintain the best possible learning environment, the teacher has established certain classroom procedures.
1. All assignments are due at the beginning of the class on assigned dates unless the teacher is notified prior to the due date. Work completed during class will not be accepted as on time. You can receive partial credit for late work, a 50% is much better than a 0%. If you leave school early for an appointment, sports or illness, please email or let me know. The assigned work is due the following school. It is YOUR responsibility to ask the teacher for missed work.
2. Read the chapters under discussion. Unannounced quizzes are given at random to assure that you keep yourself up to date. Unannounced quizzes will generally address what is due for that particular day. Tests will cover any material addressed in class, the textbook or additional information presented throughout a particular unit or course of study.
3. Tests missed because of an illness will have a 2 day grace period in which a makeup test MUST be taken. If there are extenuating circumstances, these need to be discussed with the teacher immediately. An unexcused absence (e.g. skipping) will result in a zero.
4. If you have an excused absence (field trip, sports, family trip,…) assigned work is to be handed in the day before you leave or the day you return -- or it will be late. Tests missed for the same reason should be taken the day prior to leaving or, in the case of a sporting event, in any available class period (see the teacher).
5. Students are not permitted to work on assignments for other subjects during class time. The same goes for studying for tests, quizzes, and the like.
6. If you have any questions, concerns, or arguments, please let me know, but not during normal class time. We do not need to disrupt the entire class for one person.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

For homework and in-class assignments, you are generally free to discuss your work with classmates, parents, tutors, etc. However, you need to exercise discretion in how you do so in order to ensure that everything you submit accurately reflects your work (or that of your group for cooperative assignments).


Assigned Task Rules:


1. Do not look at any other student’s work and do not show your work to any other student.
2. Take responsibility for your own actions. A student's printer failing to operate properly, or any other excuse barring the direst circumstances, will not be accepted for any assignment that a student has more than one day to prepare. If you wish to approach the teacher about handing in a late assignment or project, please state what you want first (“I want to get an extension …”), then state your reasons/excuses; not the other way around.
3. Do not plagiarize or take any original ideas from someone else's work unless they are cited. We will go over in class how to do citing. Plagiarism includes copying someone else's presentation/words (this includes your text and other books, encyclopedias, CD-ROMs, internet sites, etc.) and handed in as YOUR work. This will result in a zero on the assignment in question. Copying someone else's work, whether written, spoken, or in any other form, is unethical and strictly forbidden. You are never too young to start learning the proper way to research and give credit to those who actually did the work.