This is a project intended to be a year-long activity after students have read Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. The amount of time allowed for this project can be altered and this can serve as a final project/test for the book, or it can be a final project for the class. The project asks students to consider the main themes of the book and apply these themes to their own lives. Students will end up creating a scrapbook for his or her personal legend. This works best for high school, but can be adapted for advanced middle school students.
The explanation, which can be copied for students, and rubric are included.