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To Kill a Mockingbird Projects
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You will need to choose one of the following to prepare. This is an assignment that is a must do assignment. You must hand this in to have any chance of passing this course. The assignment counts as one test grade. Each choice has criteria for earning a B or higher or a C or lower. These will be graded on content, creativity, neatness, and mechanics. You will also have a chance to earn extra credit points by presenting/explaining your project to the class.
- Character Map: One of the primary themes of this novel is the growing up, or coming of age of Jem and Scout. You are to choose either Jem or Scout to work with. Using a poster board, do a biographical map forthe character using events in the novel to show how the character grows up in the novel. Illustrate important events, and under each illustration, explain the event and how it helped in the growing up process of that character. B or higher: neat map with at least 8 events with explanations C or lower: neat map with at least 6 events with explanations
- Scrapbook/Memory Box: Choose one character from the novel. Compile a scrapbook or memory box that the character might have kept. Select items mentioned in the novel to include in the scrapbook or memory box. You may find pictures of these items, or create facsimiles of them, and place them in the book or box. You may also consider items which are not specifically mentioned in the novel but which are in keeping with the character, items which he or she probably would have included. With each item, write an explanation of why you included the item in the book or box and what the item reveals about the character's character. B or higher: neat book/box with at least 8 items with explanations C or lower: neat book/box with at least 6 items with explanations
- Diary Entries: Choose one character from the novel. Compile a set of diary entries that this character might have written about certain events in the novel. Each entry should be at least 100 words in length. Each entry should be written in first person point of view as if you are that character. Make sure you do more than just retell the incidents. The entries should also reflect your thoughts and feelings about the events. B or higher: neat diary entries with at least 6 items C or lower: neat diary entries with at least 4 items
- Collection of Newspaper Articles: Write a set of newspaper articles that may have appeared in The Maycomb Tribune during the course of the novel. Choose specific events that happened in the novel to write about. Each article should have a title and be at least 100 words in length. B or higher: neat articles with at least 6 items C or lower: neat article with at least 4 items
- Sketches: Sketch important places or events that are in the novel. With each sketch you should write a brief explanation about the event or the importance of the place sketched. Do not do this assignment unless you are fairly skilled at sketching! B or higher: 6 neatly done sketches and explanations C or lower: 4 neatly done sketches and explanations
- Please Understand that you will not automatically receive a B or higher. Projects will be graded on content, neatness, creativity, and mechanics/sentence structure. Since you have days to work in the computer lab, projects are expected to be of high quality!
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Creating projects is an alternative to taking the end of the unit final test. It gives students with different learning styles a chance to show what they've learned in a different way than testing.