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Dystopias: The Giver

In this 8-week course, students will examine The Giver to write an essay on how it criticizes contemporary trends, societal norms, or political systems.
Mr. Hodge
25 total reviews for this teacher
New class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Students will define the literary terms utopia and dystopia.
Students will identify dystopian characteristics in literature (and possibly film).
Students will explain how dystopias criticize contemporary trends, societal norms, or political systems.
Students will learn how to plot ideas.
Students will learn to create an effective presentation.
Students will effectively write an analytic essay.
Having taught this to Middle Schoolers, I am aware of some which contain sensitive subject matter. Having taught some of these in the past, I have experience teaching matters of a sensitive nature to students. As always, the expectation is for the student to handle themselves with a sense of maturity. The purpose here is to explore the nature of the dystopian society and its role in the human experience.
Primarily, reading will be done as homework so the student can come to class prepared for discussion.
The Giver, Lois Lowry ISBN# 978-0-544-33626-1 ($8.99US or equivalent)
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Novel may include: violence, sexuality, language, drug use.
The Giver, by Lois Lowry


Mr. Hodge
Lives in the United States
Jack of All Trades
25 total reviews
45 completed classes

About Me

Greetings and salutations! I am Mr. Hodge, and I come from a very varied background! I am an English teacher by trade, and a History buff by nature. I am skilled with a book, hammer, and soil. I know about health and nutrition, and I dabble in the... 
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