Your assignment is to create your own booklet and instructions for life. Draw upon the wisdom of Atticus Finch in his lessons and examples to his children and neighbors. In addition, draw upon YOUR parents and family members in the lessons they are trying to teach you, as well as your own wisdom about life’s lessons.
To find appropriate quotations from Atticus you will need to review the text and find passages illustrating life lessons that you believe are worth being passed on. Look for passages that you feel are important in showing what Atticus believes about courage, understanding others, respect for others’ differences compassion, fighting, shooting, justice and the court, standing up for what you believe in, and so on. Consider the district’s Core Ethical Values!
For quotations from your own family experience, you will need to talk to your parents, grandparents, and other relatives about the lessons of life that they’re trying to teach you, as well as your own wisdom about life’s lessons. Try to write down some of the exact words and phrases they use, in case you want to use the same wording in your booklet. Parents usually like telling their children what they think is important in life, so your parents would enjoy this step.
When you have collected enough material, you will need to select the quotations you want to use. You may also add quotations if there are life lessons which you feel are important but which weren’t mentioned by your family or included in To Kill a Mockingbird. You will need to determine: how to illustrate your booklet; how to format it; and how to organize it.
You might decide to have all of Atticus’s quotations first, followed by quotations from your family members or you might decide to alternate between quotations from Atticus and from your family members, or you might chose another format or organization.
· Include 10 (or more) quotations or says from Atticus.
· Include 10 (or more) quotations or sayings from your own family.
· Since this is intended to be a useful guide that could be carried around, plan for the booklet to be pocket-sized like the original Life’s Little Instruction Book.
· Think about how you want the pages to look and about what will make them readable and attractive. You will probably want to use some visual or graphic on every page or every other page.
·Bind you booklet with a durable cover and ‘spine’ so the pages will not fall out.
·The cover should have a title and include your name.
This assignment will be assessed using the rubric below and is a summative assessment.