This is an original Prezi presentation that introduces students to the most common characteristics of dystopian societies and teaches students how to cite evidence within a text to prove that a story is set in a dystopian society (using pre-assigned symbols and an explicit step by step process).
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The Prezi presentation guides the teacher and students through various cooperative learning activities (including an "Agree or Disagree" activity) to keep students fully engaged.
Clear and thorough directions are included in a "Teacher's Guide" to effectively deliver the lesson in your classroom!
The Prezi is accompanied by a fill-in-the-blank note-taking document for students that follows each slide of the Prezi.
A link to the text of the story used to "cite evidence"is also included - which is the well-known story of Harrison Bergeron! The audio track of the story is embedded in the Prezi so that the students can "listen and track" while looking for and CITING evidence!
This lesson is sure to interest and engage your students for an entire unit on dystopia and dystopian literature because it DEFINITELY did with mine!
Link to ORIGINAL 17-frame Prezi created specifically for this lesson
Student Note-taking Worksheet to accompany activities and Prezi
THOROUGH Teacher's Guide on how to implement this lesson successfully in your classroom
Link to complete text of Harrison Bergeron
How will you choose to teach your students about the wild world of dystopian societies?