Hi Maha – an interesting and worthwhile assignment I would think – do let us know how it goes>
An assignment type that might also intrigue you has been suggested by Fiona English in Student Writing and Genre… she suggests that rather than setting a range of ‘re-gurgitative’ assignments for students, we require them to choose an assignment already done – say an early anthropology essay – and then ask the students to re-present it in another genre – say, an episode of The Simpsons or a short story or a play. The students then develop genre understanding whilst they also deepen their knowledge of their topic as they must decide which bits of the earlier assignment they want to dramatise in the new genre…