Teaching Resources

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Our lesson plans provide clearly structured curriculum-linked sessions to help you explain and explore IP with your students across a range of subjects. They’re free to use in schools, but if you want to use them commercially, please contact us.

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Explore our range of inspiring and enjoyable curriculum-linked teaching and learning resources covering all aspects of IP. There are lesson plans and activities for students aged 4 to 16 – each clearly labelled by age, Key Stage and school year.

Lesson plans and inspiring activities


As well as lesson plans, browse or share the additional activities with pupils and parents. For future programmers, product designers, poets and photographers – there’s a whole host of challenges and competitions.

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Cracking Ideas 2016 - Morph Age 11-14

Age 11-14

Key Stage 3


The Brief

Designed to stimulate children's imaginations and creativity both in school and beyond and can be used as a fun activity towards competition entry or as an integral part of your school education provision for children with UK curriculua links provided.

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Cracking Ideas 2016 - Morph Age 14-16

Age 14-16

Key Stage 4


The Brief

Designed to stimulate children's imaginations and creativity both in school and beyond and can be used as a fun activity towards competition entry or as an integral part of your school education provision for children aged 12-16, the UK curriculua links also provided.

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Cracking Ideas 2016 - Shaun the Sheep Age 4-7

Age 5-7

Key Stage 1


The Brief

Designed to stimulate children's imaginations and creativity both in school and beyond and can be used as a fun activity towards competition entry or as an integral part of your school education provision for children aged 4-7, the UK curriculua links also provided.

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Cracking Ideas 2016 - Wallace and Gromit Age 8-11

Age 7-11

Key Stage 2


The Brief

Designed to stimulate children's imaginations and creativity both in school and beyond and can be used as a fun activity towards competition entry or as an integral part of your school education provision for children aged 8-11, the UK curriculua links also provided.

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Cracking Ideas Lesson Plan 12-16 year olds

Age 14-16

Key Stage 4


The Brief

90 minute lesson plan focused on engaging 12-16 year olds with the challenges and opportunities of product design.  Ideal for use in Design & Technology, but has relevance to business studies, history, ICT and other subjects.
 

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Cracking Ideas Lesson Plan 5-7 year olds

Age 5-7

Key Stage 1


The Brief

Hands-on and thought provoking one hour-lesson plan, adapted for younger children.  Includes whole group and small group work.  Additional activities that could enable it to be split across more sessions.
 

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Cracking Ideas Lesson Plan 7-11 year olds

Age 7-11

Key Stage 2


The Brief

Energetic and thought-provoking one hour lesson plan that encourages innovation and practical problem-solving.  Clearly linked to Design & Technology but relevant to a range of subjects.

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Cracking Ideas Lesson Plan KS3

Age 11-14

Key Stage 3


The Brief

90 minute lesson plan focused on engaging students with the challenges and opportunities of product design.  Ideal for use in Design & Technology, but has relevance to Business Studies, History ICT and other subjects.

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Creating Movie Magic: Primary

Age 7-11

Key Stage 2


The Brief

Film has the power to amaze, inspire and entertain with incredible storylines, memorable characters and fantastic special effects. Behind the scenes, intellectual property (IP) supports this creativity and innovation and has an important role to play in the UK economy. But what exactly is IP?

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Creating Movie Magic: Secondary

Age 11-14

Key Stage 3


The Brief

Creating Movie Magic empowers teachers, film club leaders and youth group workers to explain the importance of copyright to young people, encourage a respect for the filmmaking process, open up a debate about the value of intellectual property and involve them in activities which encourage their own creative talents.

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IP Tutor

Age 18+

Higher Education


The Brief

This interactive, CPD accredited e-learning tool helps students and lecturers understand intellectual property rights i.e. trade marks, patents, copyright and designs and uses case studies to show why intellectual property is important. 

IP Tutor provides four tailored learning pathways, each adapted to suit the needs of different areas of study: creative; science, technology, engineering, maths (STEM); law, business and accounting; and humanities, including creative writing 

Access iptutor: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/blogs/iptutor/

Access libraries and case studies: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/blogs/iptutor/lib/ 

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Shaun's Cracking Ideas Lesson Plan

Age 7-11

Key Stage 2


The Brief

Featuring Shaun the Sheep, the lesson plans introduce the concept of innovation and creativity, intellectual property and its role in everyday lives.
 
The lesson plans are designed for Key Stage 2 students (aged 7 – 11 years old) with links to the curriculum and can be used in the classroom, youth group or at home.
 

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Vin Diesel's Socks - copyright and piracy

Age 14-16

Key Stage 4


The Brief

This assembly is for students aged 14-19 to consider the impact and ethics of film piracy, the consequences of downloading a film illegally and the impact of film piracy on the creative industries and creative individuals, including themselves.
 

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Young Writer's Guide to Shakespeare

Age 11-14

Key Stage 3


The Brief

An exciting Creative Writing, Speaking and Listening resource to raise awareness of the consequences of copyright and plagiarism using current issues and equip students with all the skills they need in order to become a playwright and create their own entertaining Shakespearean-themed soap opera!
The resource has been developed by National Schools Partnership in association with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).
 
 

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