Daily Lessons for Teaching Ecotopia: The Notebooks and Reports of William Weston

Ernest Callenbach
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Objective: Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal world that is the setting for the novel. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of this book as a Utopian novel.

1) Class Discussion: What is Utopian fiction? Begin with a discussion of this now popular genre. Identify elements of a fictional Utopia in this chapter. The word utopia was first used in this context by Thomas More in his work Utopia, which literally means both "no place" and "best place" in Greek. In this work, More sets out a vision of an ideal society.What does the author reveal about the character(s) in these settings that immediately introduces the element of a utopia? In Ernest Callenbach's novel Ecotopia, the west coast has become in independent 'Green' paradise. In fact, Ecotopia provokes its own sub-genre of...

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