Your final project will be an exercise in applying what you have learned about reading and interpretation. For this project, each group will create a presentation on an assigned story. This presentation will include the plot of the story (a summary) as well as an interpretation of the story. You will need to make sure to tie your story to our theme of the labyrinth (which should be obvious) and to also discuss how it might be related to our subthemes (the underworld, watery labyrinths, dreams etc.) and to elements in the stories we have read together.
The length should be 15-20 minutes. Make sure to get the timing and pacing right—you want to spend your time communicating information, not talking in circles or trying to “fill” your minutes. You also don’t want to have 40 minutes of content, as then you will run out of time.
II. Project Guidelines
You will have an in-class presentation as well as a written/media-based submission.
You will need to “retell” the story for the class. Remember, your classmates will not have read the story. You can choose to make a video or some other creative product in order to tell the story.
You will need to present a coherent interpretation of the story. You might have a “main idea” that helps you organize the interpretation.
You should also submit a 3–5 page paper/story board/script for your presentation and project.