This project is worth 100 pts.

You will create your own fairy tale in German that incorporates elements typically found in fairy tales.

You may use either a traditional setting (e.g., der Wald) or a modern setting (e.g., metropolitan St. Louis) and choose characters and incidents accordingly, but they must nonetheless reflect the Märchenzüge covered in class, even if an ironic comment on the traditional fairy tale.

You may not simply update another fairy tale (no headbanger Cinderalla!).

Regardless of your setting, you must also incorporate selected intertextual elements from other fairy tales into your story:

allusions ("Neben ihm stand ein Mädchen in einer roten Kappe.")

citations ("Es hatte ein Mann einen Esel." "Was hast du für große Augen?")

characters (der verzauberte Butt oder andere Tiere, die sprechen können)

incidents/settings ("Dann aß sie den vergifteten Apfel," ein Haus im Wald, ein schönes Palast)

formulaic phrasing ("Es war einmal")

Note: despite the wording of the scoring guide, it is not necessary that you incorporate all the above intertextual elements, merely that you use a sufficient number of them to give your fairy tale a German feel.

You may target your fairy tale toward children, adults, or both, but your audience must be identified.

You may write and illustrate a children's book, prepare a Power Point presentation, create a board game. Other modes of artistic expression may be possible after consultation with the teacher.

Your project must contain a substantial "interactive" element:

a pop-up book,

textures or substances appropriate to the story,

actual chutes and ladders on a board game,

"reader" control of computer choices.

Your book must have a cover; your board game a box, your computer program a package.

Your fairy tale should be at least 100 words long. See the scoring guide for specifics.

You must provide both a German and an English MS Word file of the text of your story, although your book--if you do a book--need not be produced on computer.

You may not use more than 10 words we have not encountered in German III, and a special vocabulary list must be provided to identify those words. (If you look up the past tense of schwimmen, you do not need to include it on the list.) If vocabulary is called into question, you must be able to demonstrate that it has an acceptable source (textbook, readers, supplied by teacher on board).

You may not use any structures we have not encountered. If grammar is called into question, you must be able to prove it is an honest mistake, that is, it is part of a vocabulary entry in the dictionary. You must use imperfect as your base tense and adjective endings wherever possible.