Who doesn't love a party? Throw a Gatsby-styled party for your students. This project allows students to be creative and have fun while demonstrating their understanding and research of the novels and/or its time period.
Expose your students to more and more poetry before the AP exam. With this project, students research at least 10 poems by topic and explicate four poems. Presenting projects to the class allows more exposure to different poems and poets.
Students examine the complexity of the concept of American dream through personal research and study of The Great Gatsby, personal interviews, and informational articles. This assignment sheet contains directions for the documented paper, as well as
Have your students respond to literature in a more creative way, while sharing their knowledge and insights with the class. This mini-project allows you to assign your students one or more chapters from a book (The Grapes of Wrath in the examples).
After reading and studying The Crucible, students write an argument paper researching the tragic hero status of one of the following characters: John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Rev. Hale, Giles Corey. Students research at least 3 sources in this
After reading excerpts of Ben Franklin's Autobiography, especially his efforts to achieve moral perfection through his list of virtues, students will create their own list, as well as an illustration of the virtue they describe as most important.