English

Create Your Own Utopia-- Or Is It a Dystopia?

In this 6 section, students will study the characteristics of utopias and dystopias and create an original dystopian story
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45 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 weeks

12-16

year olds

2-10

learners per class

per learner - per class

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Students will learn the characteristics of utopia and dystopia.   They will practice brainstorming and use their creativity to create their own version of utopian and dystopian  society. 
Dystopian fiction is often disturbing, as its purpose is to issue a warning of what could happen if some aspect of society doesn't change. Students who are aware of things that are happening now in our society might have strong opinions about , our government, or our religious beliefs.  I will allow students to offer their opinions and knowledge about any of these topics, but will NOT share any of my personal opinions about these topics. I have taught for 40 years, and am very good at keeping my opinions neutral. 
Students will need to think and jot down notes about their own ideas.  It should take them about 10-30 minutes a day, depending on how enthusiastic they are about the topic. 
I will sent a template to print out.  They will need something to write with and to write on. 
Informal assessment based on their final ideas. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Dystopian fiction is often disturbing, as its purpose is to issue a warning of what could happen if some aspect of society doesn't change. Students who are aware of things that are happening now in our society might have strong opinions about , our government, or our religious beliefs.  I will allow students to offer their opinions and knowledge about any of these topics, but will NOT share any of my personal opinions about these topics. I have taught for 40 years, and am very good at keeping my opinion neutral. 
I will mention websites that students can access if they so chose. 

Teacher

Diane SULLIVAN
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Lives in the United States
Energetic, Experienced English Teacher
145 total reviews
154 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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