A fun way to explore the concept of the Big Idea, working from front to back, so to speak. Using the engaging topic of love, students will work backwards, using quotations about love as the Big Idea for projects involving writing, music, art or drama. The Powerpoint Presentation uses humor to illustrate aspects of the Big Idea of Love. Students adopt a point of view and work from that. The lesson can run one or two days or be expanded for much longer, students using different quotations and avenues of expression. Students get to flex their creative muscles while gaining first hand experience into what the Big Idea means in a work. This lesson incorporates almost all the Curriculum Core Standards for English for 7th through 12th grades.