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Dystopian Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Dreams or nightmares? Visions or warnings? Are these stories truths, as Yann Arthus-Bertrand said, "the world is not yet ready to hear"? Listen to the warnings in this collection of materials designed for writings that depict what could...
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How to Recognize a Dystopia

For Students 9th - 12th
Viewers need not be fans of dystopian literature to be engaged by a short video that traces the development of the genre from Plato to the present. Gulliver's Travels, The Time Machine, The Iron Heel, Brave New World, Animal Farm, and We...
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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
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Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh’s “1984” Commercial

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Known as one of the most iconic advertisements of the 20th century, Macintosh's "1984" commercial has become more of a social statement. Present the ad to a new audience of viewers with a lesson focused on identifying dystopian...
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The Hunger Games: Gender Empowerment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe odds are in your favor that your pupils will love this lesson that uses The Hunger Games to launch a study of gender empowerment, as well as the influence of social constructs of gender. Groups discuss how Katniss Everdeen and Peeta...
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The Hunger Games

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The odds will be in your favor that young statisticians will volunteer to participate in this experiment. After watching a short video that is part of the PBS Math at the Core middle school collection, scholars engage in a lottery and...
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The Dystopia of The Handmaid's Tale | The Great American Read

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Margaret Atwood calls her novel The Handmaid's Tale "speculative fiction" because she claims everything in the story has happened, is continuing to happen, and could happen again. With an interactive resource, learners examine three...
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The Handmaid's Tale | The Great American Read

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is the focus of a Great American Read video that urges viewers to read this dystopian novel about a villainous society that oppresses women and minority groups.
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Symbolism and the Use of “New Language” in The Handmaid’s Tale

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Words matter. Words frame thought. Words are symbolic. Readers of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale examine how the words In Gilead's "New Language" reinforce the power of the government and provided insight into the symbolic level...
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Margaret Atwood Explains the Dystopia of The Handmaid's Tale

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Talk about a teaser! A short video from the PBS series, The Great American Read, offers just enough information about Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale to fascinate viewers and have them reaching for the book. The author asserts she...
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Ready Player One

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ready Player One has been praised as a novel that captures the vitality, the allure, and the essence of the virtual reality experience. Speakers in a short video share their rationale for why Ernest Clines' dystopian novel should be...
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1984 by George Orwell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reverend Katrina Foster offers her rationale for why Winston Smith, the tragic hero of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, is her favorite literary character.
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Teaching Orwell and '1984’ with the New York Times

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Doublethink and alternate facts? Big Brother and Facebook? 1984 and 2019? Sales of 1984 have surged and so has the use of George Orwell's dystopian classic in classrooms. Whether new to teaching the novel or a seasoned veteran you'll...
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Fahrenheit 451—Activity Pack

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The burning questions is at what point do readers of Fahrenheit 451 recognize the many literary devices Ray Bradbury employs in his dystopian classic that warns of  a society that uses media to indoctrinate the public and denigrates...
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Brave New World Novel Study

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The official motto of the World State, the unified government in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel Brave New World, is "Community, Identity, Stability." Scholars explore how the motto is depicted in the text by answering comprehension questions...
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Animal Farm Novel Study

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Watch out! According to the tenets of Animalism, the philosophy of the revolting pigs in Animal Farm, anything walking on two legs is an enemy. With the novel study, pupils answer questions based on the first chapter of the classic...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four Novel Study

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Explore a dystopian world where independent thinking is outlawed ... in 1984. Learners invent similes and answer questions about the first two chapters of the famous novel. Next, pupils identify parts of speech from the text and complete...
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Discussion Guide for 1984

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, published in 1949, can seem strangely prophetic when compared to modern news events and politics. Readers of Orwell's dystopian classic sharpen their critical thinking skills by engaging in a shared...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Warning or prediction? Nineteen Eighty Four is the anchor text for a series of tasks that ask readers to compare the novel to the film as well as current events to those pictured in George Orwell's dystopian classic.
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A Teacher’s Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of George Orwell’s 1984

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Whether you're new to using Nineteen Eighty Four in the classroom or you're an Orwell veteran, the materials in this teacher's guide are a valuable addition to your curriculum. The suggested activities prompt readers to create a newspeak...
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Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The depth of Nineteen Eighty Four is in the details. Encourage a close reading of Orwell's dystopian classic with resource sheets that focus attention on the author's stylistic choices that lead to the betrayals that make Big Brother's...