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Extended Film Study Podcasts

Theme
Film Review

Project
Select one film for extended study. Prepare a audio or video podcast review of that film. The review should reflect your thoughts about the film, as well as opinions expressed in published reviews.

Your discussion should include the following:

  • your response to some of the elements of the film; e.g., acting, action sequences, characterizations, film techniques and effective telling of the story
  • references to critiques of the film from several reviewers.

In your research, you should consult a variety of sources, including more than one print and/or online source, that reflect critical viewpoints. Compare the critical commentary with your own personal responses. Trackback/pingback the completed podcast, include links to your outline of the research plan that you followed and a list of the resources from which you quoted.

Personal understanding of symbol

Theme
Explore your personal understanding of symbol.

Project
Explore your personal understanding of symbol. Select one symbol from a particular piece of literature that you have studied this term. Plan a presentation—audio, video, animation, photo blog—in which you teach the concept and your understanding of that particular symbol.

Your presentation may include some or all of the following:

  • placing the symbol within the context of the literature chosen
  • identification of how that symbol is developed
  • your assessment of the effectiveness of that symbol in conveying meaning.

Use presentation software in developing your project.

Incorporate appropriate audio, video, animation elements to enhance your presentation.

Make this presentation in the classroom setting, but also share it more widely, by transferring it to an online medium.

Your presentation is to contribute to a pool of information on symbol.

This task is designed as a cumulative task toward the end of the term. Students are expected to draw from literature studied during the term. This task could be completed as an individual or group activity. It deals with the concept of symbol, but other literary concepts might be appropriate.