Project #1- Relatively short, students can finish this assignment in one or two class periods. Students are asked to create a compare/contrast document about constructive anger and destructive anger. They are then asked to research news articles about people who choose to express their anger constructively and destructively. Finally, students are asked to go reflect on how they express anger and how it affects themselves and those around them.
Project #2- This is a longer project that has many different sections to it. Students are asked to research the Native American tribes that use totems as their expressions regarding nature. They answer specific questions about the history of totem poles, the Native American significance to each animal, how rules have been adopted regarding authenticating totem poles and finally culminating in a project that asks them to create their own totem poles. I have included an additional note about how I transform their drawings or collage totems into three dimensional totem poles that represents the students' individual personalities.
Final Summary Paper- There is a final assignment in the form of a formal writing exercise. Students are provided with specific concepts to discuss and questions to answer, which provides them with an organizational format for how to write a summary paper.