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Extra Credit Project for Unit 3 2011

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#1

Create a PowerPoint presentation of the 1960s to share with class. Must have at least 12 slides with images/text.  (Save on USB or attach to email and send to me at dosmith@trenton.k12.nj.us)

 

Possible items to depict include the following:

* Musician groups mentioned in the novel: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Hank Williams, Sr.

* Then and now picture of S.E. Hinton

* Map of the U.S to show where Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa are located

* Paul Newman – then and now, and something from “Newman’s Own”

* Cars of the 60’s, particularly trucks, Corvettes, Corvairs, and Mustangs

* Hairstyles of the 60’s

* Clothing styles of the 60’s, particularly jeans and madras

* Picture of poet Robert Frost

* Copies or pictures of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

* Rodeo events such as Barrel Racing

* Old drive-in movie theaters

* Sunsets

* President Kennedy, President Johnson, President Nixon
*Pictures of greasers
 
#2
Create two ads for the same product.  Each ad must target a different audience AND use a different persuasive technique.  You may create your ad by hand or on the computer (if you are able to print it).  [In other words, choose a product (Cheerios, M&Ms, etc. Create a drawing for the product.  Then decide how to sell the product to different audiences:  children, adults, men, women, etc.  Choose the two audiences you want.  Choose a different persuasive technique to use, as discussed in class.  If you don't have your handout, Google "propaganda techniques in advertising." Then create the ads targeting two different audiences.]
 
#3
Memorize and recite to the class Robert Frost's poem:
 

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

 

(by Robert Frost 1923)

[Yes, he also wrote "The Road Not Taken" that we read in Unit I.]

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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