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Brave New World Unit: Lessons, Activity Handouts, Quizzes, Projects, ...

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    Brave New World Reading Test (entire novel)


    This engaging Brave New World Unit takes students from pre-reading activities through the final exam. Lessons, activities, and assignments align to Common Core and address symbolism, craft, genre, theme development, historical context, allusion, and more.

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    Brave New World Unit details:

    Lesson Plans:

    • Brave New World Introduction (slideshow and notes)
    • A New Utopia
    • Brave New World Anticipation Guide
    • Where Do Babies Come From? (factory tour)
    • Speculative Fiction: “The Perfect Match”
    • Fragmented Narration
    • Brave New World Discussion Set #1
    • Hypnopedia Britannica
    • Bernard the Misfit (characterization)
    • Huxley’s Real World - 1931 (historical context)
    • Brave New World Discussion Set #2
    • Classical Conditioning, Lenina, and You
    • Writing with Imagery (word choice)
    • Symbolism Practice (short story edition)
    • Brave New World Discussion Set #3
    • What’s Shakespeare Got to Do with It? (allusions)
    • A Poem for Helmholtz
    • Are You Being Controlled?
    • Brave New World Discussion Set #4
    • Symbol Hunt
    • The Two Johns / Biblical Allusions
    • Huxley’s Themes
    • Brave New World Discussion Set #5
    • John v. Mond Debate
    • Foiled Again! (characterization)

    Reading Checks (answer keys included):

    • Reading 1: Chapters 1-3
    • Reading 2: Chapters 4-6
    • Reading 3: Chapters 7-10
    • Reading 4: Chapters 11-14
    • Reading 5: Chapters 15-18

    Projects and Assignments (culminating tasks and extension tasks):

    • Theme Development Essay
    • Connected Themes Essay
    • Symbol Presentations
    • Truth and Fiction (Brave New World research report)
    • Invent a Sport (group project)
    • Creative Writing: Speculative Fiction
    • Speculative Fiction Read-N-Share (group presentation)
    • Helmholtz Speaks! (persuasive speech)
    • The Bard and the Bible (allusion analysis)
    • Is Brave New World Still Relevant? (opinion essay)
    • Creative Writing: Brave New World Pastiche
    • One Scene for Stage or Screen (group production)
    • Huxley’s Characters (analysis essay)
    • Bernard Marx on Trial (mock trial)

    Exam Maker (answer key included):

    • 45 recall and comprehension questions (multiple choice)
    • 45 literary knowledge and analysis questions (multiple choice)
    • 20 short answer prompts
    • 10 extended response / essay prompts

    Resource notes:

    • Brave New World Unit is based on a schedule of five readings, but most of these Brave New World activities work within any schedule.
    • Files are PPTX (presentations), PDF, and DOCX. DOCX files can be modified in Google Docs or MS Word.
    • A reading test for the entire novel is included as a bonus file.
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