In eighth grade, there was the Word Project. This was a massive, research-intensive Engish assignment, wherein we would learn an SAT word, find in various sources, poll people on whether they knew it, etc. I learned alot- I learned that no ones knows the word eleemosynary, no one writes any poems using the word eleemosynary, there are no Bible verses which use the word eleemosynary in any of the common translations, that eleemonsynary is hard to spell, and that I was starting to wish I’d been given a different word, like ubiquitous. Or floccinaucinihilipilification, which, while even less common, was, like, cool.
In 11th grade English, we had many fun and interesting projects, but the one that sticks in my mind was the Macbeth Blog. We had to write a fake blog from the point of veiw of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, or Macduff. I wrote a seventeen-page paper as Banquo’s ghost (called ‘Dead Man Walking’), with links, reader comments, and a ‘how should I haunt Macbeth’ contest. I still have it on my desktop.