Scenario: You are a big fan of Mary Dyer. You have followed her career from her early rabble-rousing with the Puritans to her eventual death for refusing to give up her Quaker faith. As a fan, you have kept a scrapbook keeping track of her ups and downs. Note: we are going to pretend there is plenty of access to materials and be creative when it comes to obtaining souvenirs and newspaper articles. (This is what I like to call “The Magical Land of 8th Grade Projects – Where All Things Are Possible.”)
A picture/visual/symbol(s) that represents Mary Dyer
Title and Author (hint – you are the author)
A summary of the selection “The Silencing of Mary Dyer”
Create a graphic organizer for your own success but it is not necessary to include one in the scrapbook itself
A memento or souvenir that represents/sums up Mary’s Dyer’s life. Include a caption telling what the item is and why it is important. You can use an actual object or a picture of an object.
A paragraph explaining why this trip is the most important journey of Mary’s life. Support this statement with two details from the text. Be sure to name the “to” and “from” locations somewhere in this paragraph.
Hint – YOU decide/conclude – which journey is the most important.
A Mary Dyer “Wanted” poster. Should include the following and be in paragraph form:
Consider the opposing point of view – and probably that of the printer. How might outsiders view Mary Dyer?
Two scenes (pictures) showing important events in Mary’s life. Think “stalker” for this one. Choose any two of the three settings/situations:
Bay Colony Puritan
Rhode Island member
Caption for each picture telling:
why it is important
As Mary Dyer’s biggest fan, you are very interested in her last words – so, you clipped/saved a last minute jailhouse interview. However, the author of the interview showed heavy bias (used “emotionally charged words”). In the magical land of 8th grade projects, you are the “ghost writer” for this interview and will show bias either for OR against Mary Dyer.
This interview can be written in paragraph form or as a “Q & A” (question and answer) format.
Your write up of the interview must include the following:
Min. three Mary Dyer quotes (make them up!) and punctuate them correctly