• 9th Grade AICE General Paper Assigned Summer Reading and Project

     

    Students will complete TWO projects- They will read one book (from the list provided) and complete a worksheet/project on literary devices. Then students will create a presentation on an important issue/problem that is happening in the world while giving possible solutions.

     

    Project #1

    Choose and read ONE book-

    Part 1:

    1. Dry – Jarrod Shusterman

    2. Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

    3. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

    4. I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick

    5. 1984 – George Orwell

    6. The Pearl – John Steinbeck

    7. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien

    8. Night – Elie Wiesel

     

    Part 2: Write a ONE PAGE summary of your chosen book and complete ONE of the activities below.

    a. Complete the Literary Devices worksheet (attached here)

    -OR-

    b. Create an art project (video, collage, poem, picture, etc.) that showcase what you’ve learned from the book. You MUST incorporate the theme/s, symbols, characters, conflict/s, climax (turning point of the book), setting, and foreshadowing/flashbacks. Please provide a ½ page written explanation as to how all elements were incorporated and why you chose to depict them in the way in which you did.

     

    Project #2

    Issues/Problems Around the World

    Please choose an issue that the world is currently facing (if you cannot come up with an issue, there is a list provided that you can choose from, but it is not required to do a listed issue). Create a presentation using either PowerPoint, Prezi, a poster board, etc., that incorporates the following listed below:

    · What the issue is (name of the issue/problem, defining/explaining what the issue/problem is)

    · When and how it started

    · Who the issue is affecting and how it’s affecting those involved

    · Why it is an issue/problem and what is happening because of it

    · 2-3 possible solutions explained (what is a potential solution- how would the solution work, what would it take in order to make it work, why is it a good option?)

     

    Current issues: -Human Rights and Access to Justice

    -Marine Conservation -Global Public Health -Wildlife Conservation

    -Climate Crisis and Clean Energy - Social Economic Development

    - Food Security -Gender Equality -Water Scarcity -Mental Health -Overpopulation