In this activity, students work on their own creative and analytical responses to the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz) and cooperate to create a website to showcase their work.
In groups, students select a one-word theme that relates to the novel and which they use as inspiration for their final project. Throughout the rest of the course, they work individually on a creative piece/artifact – for example a painting, a poem, an essay, a song, a podcast – that responds to their selected theme. In addition, as a group they create a blog which they use to collect and showcase their work at the end of the course. The project of the members of the group can link with each other or operate more independently.
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