Camp: Dystopian Short Stories--The Future? or Now?
In this 6 day class, students will read and discuss a different dystopian short story each day, looking for the themes and connections to modern life.
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over 2 weeks
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We will begin by looking at what makes a story dystopian, and talk about what we see around us now that might lead to a dystopian story. We will explore the "WHAT IF" questions that the authors might have asked the was the impetus for writing their stories.. Each day, students will read a dystopian short story with me. During class time, we will discuss the story's characters, plot, theme and dystopian elements and make connections to any modern day events or technologies. We will use...
Students will learn how to summarize, find theme, and make text to person connections from reading dystopian short stories.
Much dystopian literature is disturbing because it often depicts the worse impulses and acts of humans. Many dystopian stories act as a warning of what could happen IF we don't act in some way to stop it. I have taught dystopian literature to classes for about 15 years, and believe I can handle the sensitive issues without becoming overtly political.
Informal assessment based on class discusion
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
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Words, words, words. Where would we be without them? They can make us laugh,cry, feel, think, reflect and push us to change the world. I have 40 years of experience teaching English Language Arts to adolescents-- and I am still smiling! What...