Want your students to use internet resources to help find information? This Utopia Vs. Dystopia Hyperdoc has students go to different websites to discover information on utopias and dystopias. Students will be required to find the meaning, types, and characteristics of both a utopia and dystopia. Th
Encourage your students to get thinking about the Dystopian genre and foster excitement in learning about real-world issues that should matter to them! By using these resources, your students will learn what makes a perfect world and think up solutions to the world's problems which ultimately will l
Tired of webquests that did not challenge my students, I created my own inspired by my research of More's Utopia. Perfect before beginning a dystopian literature unit for 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, The Giver, or even The Hunger Games. This webquest asks students to work in pairs to analy
Have your students identify characteristics of a dystopia and characteristics of a utopia using this interactive activity! Once students have finished the sort, there is an accompanying activity where they will use the aspects they sorted to rate two different communities! Great for an introduction
The students will research a Utopian Society and a Dystopian Society. They will compare/contrast the two societies. Next they will research ancient societies to determine characteristics of different societies that have existed. They will finally end the project with creating their perfect world. Th
This 28-slide PowerPoint Presentation and 10-page lesson plan on Utopia vs. Dystopia challenges students to think critically about their personal and social worlds. Students are asked to consider some pointed questions about what it means to live in a perfect society and if such a thing is possible.
This is a PowerPoint presentation that teaches students how to write a creative story to create their own Utopian or Dystopian Society. They must create and draw their main character, a map of their new world, and create rules for their new society. This is a GREAT tool to use before, during, and af
My students love this lesson. They learn how societies can be oppressive, read about different types, and then create their own laws to see how they can become oppressive. This lesson provides students with an introduction to the characteristics of a dystopia and dystopia genre. It begins by cont
Video worksheet to analyze the dystopic and utopic aspects of the short film "The Lost Thing" (https://vimeo.com/63003515). Requires students to use their knowledge of dystopic and utopic qualities and literary elements such as setting, conflict, and theme to analyze the filmmaker's message. Require
Create an immersive experience for students to learn and experience a utopian society become dystopian. Within this lesson teachers will get lesson plans and tips, as well as an end of lesson activity! The end result is the students experiencing first hand what many characters in our dystopian novel
This Common Core Aligned teaching unit is designed to encourage Honors level or Gifted and Talented students to think critically and to make connections between different written sources and the world in which they live. This Unit includes a variety of assignments and enrichment activities to keep t
This is to help teachers introduce the Utopian and Dystopian Genre to Students. This is download goes with a Smartboard Presentation (sold separately for 4$). Together, the presentation and Work will take about 2 class periods. The work can also be assigned as homework - its pretty much a review
This is a pre-reading activity I have used in my classes before reading "The Giver." Students tend to enjoy this two-day activity and tend to really get into creating a utopia and then creating conflict in someone else's utopia.
In this bundle, get a comprehensive literature circle starter-kit! Download the editable documents that include great activities for students to explore the world of dystopian literature, or edit the documents to include your own genres if desired! This bundle includes a student-voice survey student
Nonfiction article with the 3 Big Questions. Great for distance learning.Directions: Read through the article, “Utopias vs. Dystopias”. While you are reading, remember the 3 Big Questions for nonfiction texts.
This is a pair pack of two 3-day creative writing lessons that go well together. Students create their own utopia and dystopia! You can either assign both back-to-back for students to contrast the genres or you can assign each one with any text of literature that goes with its respective genre. Just
Students read a Time Magazine informational text article about what smart homes of the future will be like and a short science fiction story by Ray Bradbury "There Will Come Soft Rains" which creates dramatic irony through description of a smart home that is alive with energy coming from devices whi
Highschool English.Practice with research, MLA formatting, expository writing.Students choose real life examples of either dystopia or utopia and explore one.Includes list of examples for both dystopic and utopic topics.
Use this to introduce the concepts of a utopian society vs. a dystopian society. Students can work in groups to identify different examples and how they match each society. This is a great way to introduce a new novel unit, such as Animal Farm or The Giver.
This is to help teachers introduce the Utopian and Dystopian Genre to Students. This is a Smartboard Presentation. Please download the student worksheet and teachers guide (sold separately for 4$). Together, the presentation and Work together will take about 2 class periods. The work can also be
Encourage your students to think about society and how civilization works in a fun an engaging way by using real-world issues and decision-making. Students will learn what it takes to make a "perfect world" that will eventually lead to problems and create a imperfect society. This product is great