Thursday, February 14, 2013

HoD Mandala Assignment (AP and IB)

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning center and circle. It conveys the notion that any center is tied to its circumference and any circumference is always determined by its center. Together they represent wholeness. The characte mandala represents the student's analysis of the whole character in the selection.

After choosing your character, consider what traits that character displays and what happens to him/her in the story. Using your color symbolism notes, color the mandala according to the characteristics you have determined about your character. Whichever traits are the most important or most evident should be represented by colors and be dominant on the mandala. Any character you choose should have at leaste three or more charactistics and/or traits and those colors should be evident on your mandala. Above the mandala write the name of your character. On a separate piece of paper, type one paragraph about your character in which you:
  • introduce your character
  • explain what each color represents
  • explain the significance of the placement
  • provide textual evidence and personal commentary for each characteristic
  • conclude the paragraph with a thematic statement
The completed project should meet these criteria:
  • a choice of characteristics appropriate to the character demonstrating careful close reading
  • a pattern of colors that are representative of the character
  • effective organization, sentence fluency, word choice, and attention to conventions
  • appropriate evidence correctly cited
Due Friday, February 22, at the beginning of class.

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