Design Your Own Utopia by Exploring Elements of Society and Dystopian Stories!
In this 4-week course, we will explore some popular utopian and dystopian stories, analyze the elements present in those societies, and imagine our own utopian worlds.
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Once per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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This is an interactive, project-based class. Learners will discuss various dystopian books and movies, analyze them, and apply their analysis to their own ideal world. Week 1: Analyze popular dystopian stories such as The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent. Identify the elements of these societies and ways that they may seem utopian to some of the characters. Week 2: Plan your own utopian society based on the important elements of society including industry/employment, currency,...
I have a degree in Cultural Anthropology and am currently in a graduate program for Anthropology. Under the guidance of my professors, I regularly read and analyze literature about different types of governments, economies, and social systems. This academic work guides how I teach students to analyze dystopian stories and elements of society. I also have 20+ hours of training on cross-cultural communication, building empathy for youth, and social justice in education through my university, CSULB, and the organization Facing History and Ourselves.
Learners may need to finish their planning and project at home if it's not done in class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will be encouraged to be creative and empathetic when creating their utopia. Discussions of current politics will be redirected. The focus of this course is on possible futures.
Kim N DohnerExperienced English and History Teacher
34 total reviews
55 completed classes
***I am currently only scheduling classes based on parent requests. If you like one of my classes, send a request! *** Hello, my name is Kim Dohner. I have been teaching English and History for 7 years. I taught in classrooms for five years...