We bet you feel pretty confident that you'll never be pulled over by the © popo, because you know how to avoid copyright infringement by cruisin' in the public domain and Creative Commons zone.
Today, you're going to put your newly-minted skills to work. You'll use the Internet to produce a creative masterpiece that's a mash-up of your own work, an old public domain story, and some public domain and Creative Commons illustrations.
Step 1: Take a look at the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This is a great example of how an old work in the public domain (Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice) has been reworked and used to make money (it was on the NY Times bestseller list for quite a while when it was first released).
Step 2: Today, you're going to create your own mash-up, kind of like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Here's what you'll need to do:
Step 3: To get started, select the public domain story (or poem) you want to use as a starting point. It's probably best if you choose a story you're already familiar with. Here are a few possibilities:
Step 4: Got your story (or poem)? Time to start reworking it and creating your own mash-up masterpiece. In order to find public domain and Creative Commons images to illustrate your work, visit the following websites:
Step 5 (Optional): If there's class time, share your work with your classmates, either by presenting it or posting it somewhere in the room for a gallery walk.