Q2 The Source

7. Be Legal & Fair

The Scream  by Edvard Munch

"I was walking along the road with two friends. The Sun was setting -
The Sky turned a bloody red
And I felt a whiff of Melancholy - I stood
Still, deathly tired - over the blue-black
Fjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of Fire
My Friends walked on - I remained behind
- shivering with Anxiety. I felt the great Scream in Nature."



The Internet allows us to share and access information, stay connected, locate audio, video, text, images, software, and more!  With access to all this information, it is the responsibility of all to make sure you and others around you use it in a way that is legal and fair. It is time to demonstrate to your teacher that you know how to do this.

Your task is to create something new from existing work. Part of the Fair Use Rules state that you can use copyrighted materials provided you use it in a way that supports learning, use only a portion of the material, and give credit to the creator of the material. These are the rules for your creative work.

Key Vocabulary:

Citation: a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work.

Stanza: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem


1. Find a poem or song lyrics from one of the websites listed in the expanding block below.

Poem and Lyric Resources for Step 1

Choose a poem or lyrics that interest you and is school appropriate. Copy and paste one stanza into a text document like MS Word, Google Docs or Open Office. Pay attention to the title, author of the poem, and the website that you used to find the material. You will need all this information later. You may want to bookmark the pages (using your Diigo sites) so you can easily return to the page and paste the necessary credits into your document. 

Step 2: Image or Photo Resources

2. Use one of the following sites to locate one or two images or photographs that relate to your poem or song. Save these images to your File Space then insert them into the document you opened in Step 1. Pay careful attention to where you found them and who the photographer is. You will need this information later. It may be a good idea to bookmark the pages or keep them open for Step 3.

Steps 3-4: Credit and Citations

3. Now it's time to give credit where credit is due. Click on the image or this link to use one of the citation making sites to create a citation for the poem and image(s) you have used. Your teacher may recommend one citation making tool over the others.


4. Choose the type of resource you are citing (poem, web-based image, etc.) Type in the important information in the citation maker. You must include the title of the work, the author or copyright owner, the website you used to find it, and the date it was created. If other information is available you can also put that into the citation maker. Submit the information and you will get a citation that you can copy and paste into your document.

Note: Creating citations like you have done in this activity is very important any time you use something that was created by someone else. However, it is important to understand that creating a citation and giving credit to the author does not equal permission. If you use someone's work in any way that may not be considered fair use, you must obtain permission first.

5. Now put the poem or lyrics and picture(s) together in your own creative way. Add the citations to the bottom of the page.

Completing this Quest

When the poem, pictures, and citations are all together in one document, save it to your File Space. If this is going to be attached to an online portfolio such as Weebly or EduBlogs, make sure that the image you chose was free of copyright. Fair use laws are different for projects that are on the Internet than they are for projects that will be presented in class.

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Additional Resources



ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.