This is a final project for a novel unit on "The Giver", and it also ties in well with a service learning project to a nearby nursing home. Our 8th graders compiled a memory book that was composed of memories from three generations- theirs, their parents', and a senior citizens'. We visited a nursing home (we went around Christmas time, so we took along some Christmas cards), and the students conducted "interviews" about their memories of family, holidays, historical events, etc. They then compiled all the memories into a book, along with an explanation of why those memories are important to the individual and to society.
Rubric to follow soon.