Tuesdays with Morrie is a life-changing story about two friends, Mitch Albom and Morrie Schwartz. After discovering his former college professor has been stricken with ALS, Mitch follows through with a promise he made 16 years ago – to keep in touch with Morrie, his favorite teacher and role model/hero. Traveling from Michigan to Massachusetts, Mitch visits with Morrie and the two proceed to meet for the next 14 consecutive Tuesdays. During each of these meetings, the two friends discuss topics about life, including death, love, culture, marriage, regret and the world we live in.
For this project, students will interview a person of his/her choice. The person should be 60+ years old and not a relative. Through the interview process (2 or more meetings to try to mirror Mitch and Morrie's Tuesday meetings) the students will ask the "personal friend" a detailed set of questions. These questions relate to many of the life lessons addressed in the novel (Ex: personal information; hobbies; and thoughts about life, death, love, marriage, and regrets)
After collecting all the information from the interview questions, students will create a 12 slide PowerPoint/Google Slide Presentation that incorporates all the information, as well as pictures and songs that relate back to the "personal friend" and interview.
The goal by the end of the interview is for students to hopefully get to know this “friend” better and to potentially build a new relationship and friendship with him/her. Also, hopefully this individual will offer some insights about life and lessons that will potentially guide and direct the future of each student.