Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The students will be able to define and provide examples of the genre of writing of dystopia.
• Provide the definition of a dystopia (an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror ~dictionary.com). Ask the students to brainstorm why an author would choose to use this type of writing genre.
• Hold a class discussion as to the definition of dystopia and what current possible scientific advances might an author write a dystopia about to 'warn' society about potential negative outcomes. (i.e. cloning)
• Hold a debate as to the effectiveness of a dystopia at pointing out the negative characteristics of specific societal events. Divide the class in half and have them research and support their side of the debate, whether or not that is their own personal opinion.
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