Mrs. Giacchino’s eleventh grade students are reading The Scarlet Letter and were required to complete a project. They had to research an individual in society (past to present) who sinned and is/was involved in a scandal like Hester. They had to find a picture of the person and write three paragraphs that consisted of a brief biography of the individual, the sin or scandal in which he/she was involved, and how the situation relates to Hester Prynne’s. Students assigned their person a scarlet letter of their own that related to the sin they committed and decorated it. They enjoyed this project as they were able to do some research and be creative in assigning their person a scarlet letter for the sin they committed.