Capstone: Why do we tell stories?
cap·stone \ˈkap-ˌstōn\ (noun)
1. A stone that seals a door, arch, etc.
2. The high point or crowning achievement
- You will read two books over the course of 10 weeks
- They must be books you have never read before
- You must read physical, bound, old-fashioned books
- They must be in English
- They can be from any genre
- Each book must be written by a different author
- You will receive credit for bringing your book to class every Friday and reading diligently throughout the block
- Our definition of "texts" will expand to include...
- 1 full-length feature film
- 2 pieces of short film
- 2 pieces of short fiction
- 2 episodes of audio (podcasts or radio)
- 1 piece of non-fiction
- 1 Ted talk
- 1 article of literary theory
- A multi-media project that answers the course's essential question: Why do we tell stories.
- An annotated bibliography covering each of the texts you've read this year
- Due June, 2018
- Many more details to follow