The Things They Carried Unit 10 Project
We will be looking at the social aspect of the Vietnam War on a more personal and individual level. This is also a tiered assignment. You may do any of the following three levels.
This project is based on the novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. He wrote this book from his experiences in Vietnam.
The three excerpts from the book that we will read are located on my web site at
Level One (This is the C Level)
Read Part one of The Things They Carried.
You will create a visual that portrays five of the things the character carried, physical, emotional, or symbolic. The visual can be drawn, cut and pasted, or computer generated.
Explain the images in your visual and why you chose these images. Are the images more physical or mental? This needs to be at least ½ typed page (double spaced of course).
Level Two (This is the B Level)
COMPLETE ALL OF LEVEL ONE
Read Part Two On the Rainy River
In separate paragraphs, answer the following:
What is the author carrying with him from this experience?
Define what courage is to him and the obstacles that kept him from being courageous.
Do you agree with his definition of courage? Please explain.
This needs to be at least 1 typed page (double spaced of course).
Level Three (This is the A Level)
COMPLETE ALL OF LEVEL ONE AND LEVEL TWO
Read Part Three Speaking of Courage
Compare and contrast the views of courage in the viewpoint of the author in On the Rainy River with the view of Norm Bowker in Speaking of Courage. This needs to be at least one typed page (double spaced of course).
This project is due on Friday, April 13, 2012 AD.
The project needs to be turned in at turnitin.com. The visual from Level One can be turned in as a hard copy.