July 30, 2013 (Thursday)
Our final projects for the Family Day presentations are coming up and will be due on Thursday, August 8, 2013. In addition to our regular classwork readings, the final project will be a choice of any of the following:
A. Creative Writing: Come up with a 4-5 page short story, double-spaced, proper heading, 12 point font, numbered pages, and title of your piece. It should consist of a well-thought out story with a certain direction of any style of storytelling, including, traditional native stories, 3 Act plays, or Hero’s Journey.
B. Autobiography: This should consist of a minimum of five pages of your own personal story of the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, why, and…how) and needs to cover three parts of your life (past, present, and future) talking about your early past, today’s life, and what goals, hopes, and dreams you have for the future.
C. Digital Project: This can consist of either an online blog project or a website that talks about the native literature writing/reading experience. Also, if you choose to do a powerpoint presentation then it must be either a “persuasive” presentation (choose a position from a character’s perspective and defend it or attack that position) OR a “compare & contrast” presentation (choose 2 stories and analyze it for similarities and differences in great detail).
These are the choices for your final but if you have a good idea and a plan then I will consider allowing your proposal to substitute for these choices. Thank you and good luck!
Native Literature Instructor
Native Tribal Scholars Program Summer 2013