This is a 104 page lesson plan for Brave New World written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from introductory lecture:
"One of the most in uential and prolific literary minds of the mid-twentieth century, Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) strived to explore the meaning and possibilities of life from a variety of genres and perspectives. Biting satire of English upper-class society characterizes his early work but gives way to more thoughtful critiques of man’s disillusionment (and Huxley’s own disillusionment with man) in works such as Point Counter Point and Brave New World. Huxley’s late works take on a deeply religious, philosophical tone and focus on avenues to spiritual transcendence. His belief in mankind’s capacity for transcendence and his own quest to constantly reinvent himself as a writer inform the deeply disturbing imagery and tone of Brave New World. In its emphasis on the eradication of the self for the sake of the social body, the World State contradicts Huxley’s desire to “achieve self-transcendence while yet remaining a committed social being.”