Watch this video on context:
Don’t forget to add a quote and why you’ve chosen it below. So far Nathan has said:
not sure if this is where i should be putting this but hey, this is my quote: “jesus how that nigger can pitch shoes…he’s plenty good”
Great Nathan, but why have you chosen it?
Details of homelearning projects – deadline: 14th October 2011
Projects will be assessed for effort, creativity, difficulty of the project selected, and the amount of research done to complete the project.
CHOICE 1: Build a miniature model of the ranch. This will include all parts of the ranch: main house, bunk house, stable, barn and the place by the river where the novel begins and ends. It should follow the description in the text and include as many of the little details as possible i.e. – bunks, apple boxes, animals, vegetation, card table, horseshoe pit, Crook’s room etc.
CHOICE 2: Music CD. This project involves making a music CD of 10 songs chosen to represent the novel – its themes, conflicts and characters. Songs should come from a variety of genres – they can’t be all rap or all country for example. For each song, you will include: lyrics (typed) and a brief yet specific explanation of how it relates to the novel. The CD will have an illustrated insert and include a list of the songs, artists and run times for the songs, just like a real music CD. For presentation you will talk us through the CD as you play a part of each song.
CHOICE 3: Collage Project – Clip pictures and words from magazines and newspapers to create a multi-layered collage on a piece of poster board. The collage should include the elements of the novel including: setting, characters, conflicts, themes etc. It should give an overall view of the entire novel with no blank spots on the poster board.
CHOICE 4: Character Sketch Book – Draw a portrait of five of the main characters from the novel. Each drawing will include the description from the text that you used to create the drawings. Sketch book includes: an illustrated cover and five pages of portraits with text descriptions. Individual assignment for those with artistic talent. If you can’t draw, this project is not for you!
CHOICE 5: Research any topic within the novel that you’d like to know more about and present the information to the class in an appropriate format. Topics can include: The Dust Bowl, migrant workers, Steinbeck’s life, ranches, the American Dream etc. Formats include: power point presentations, posters, brochures, newspapers, etc. This project includes: all of your research(everything you looked up or printed out to get your facts), a bibliography, and the visual aid. Individual or partner assignment.
CHOICE 6: Group film. Film and edit a version of Of Mice and Men. Or choose 3 key scenes to rehearse and film. Consider costumes, props, make-up and setting. Save it as a Quick Time file so that the class can watch it. This could be set in the 1930s or could be an updated version.
CHOICE 7: Design a comic book that tells the story of Of Mice and Men. You may use the words of Steinbeck, or you may write and illustrate a more modern version of the story. Type a one to two-page paper which explains why you chose to represent things the way you did. Minimum number of pages for book — 5.
CHOICE 8: Develop a board game based on the story of Of Mice and Men. Include all game pieces and directions. The game should be enjoyable and educational. You will be expected to demonstrate the game and show classmates how it works.
CHOICE 9: Write a song about Of Mice and Men. Display the words of the song on a poster and record a version.
CHOICE 10: Develop a project idea of your own. Think computer, website, video, sound recording, etc. Clear the project with me, and then complete the project.