Dystopian literature is one of the most popular genres in young adult fiction today, with numerous examples that can be analyzed by students. After discussing dystopian elements that can be found in The Giver with this PowerPoint lesson, students can then pick any other dystopian film or novel of their choice and write a comparative essay discussing the similarities and differences between each of the two dystopian societies.
Students will be able to identify the common characteristics of dystopian literature and compare various stories in the genre.
1) PowerPoint: Dystopian Elements in the Giver
2) Compare and Contrast Essay Planner