Every year, the American Chemical Society has a poster contest. They pick a theme (usually some sort of movie) and the students are to create mole poster based around it. Unfortunately, the contest is set for 10/23 and rarely am I in the mole conversions unit when it happens so my students would have no clue what they were making this poster for. So I decided last year to just do it for my classes. Their assignment is this:
"Recreate any movie poster so that The Mole is the theme."
I am all about not giving specific guidelines so I let them pick any movie and do with it whatever they want. Some students hand draw their posters, some use Photoshop. Some pick very popular movies and some pick obscure ones that are their favorites. The key is the creativity that they put into it. I also tell them in advance that the class will vote on their favorite and that person wins a prize. I never tell them what the prize is so they always think it is something really, really cool. This year the prize was one of those squishy ladybug toys that when you squeeze it, it expands in a different spot. I am not describing it well, but I found it in the $1 part of Target.
The kids got really into this year and several handed the assignment in days in advance. They were arguing with each other over who got to do what poster, but in the end I had no duplicates anyway. I want to share the amazing work they did, so here is the photostream from Flickr. Enjoy!!