I tweaked a unit taught by a former colleague at Milken and gave it a technology application in Life’s Little Book of Instructions project. Not terribly ambitious academically, it allowed students during the difficult months of “Farch” to have a hand’s on ability to link Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” to their own lives.
Perhaps it is more a middle school than a high school assignment, but then I was mandated to teach that middle school-level (in my humble opinion) book by Lee to high school freshman so it makes sense. A good idea which allows for creativity and creates a link between home and school for students, but it does not ask for much high-level reasoning. Alas.