This is an introductory lesson I gave to my junior class to help them get started on Brave New World.
This PowerPoint covers the following:
- Brief intro about the author
- The historical context needed to understand the concepts in the novel
- Huxley's inspirations for the novel
- Suggestions for students to make note of when reading
I simply LOVE this book and I did find it challenging to teach it to grade 9s. However I found that if you give students the context they need to understand it, particularly historical context, then their understanding of the novel deepens. Hence why this lesson focused a lot on the historical events and social issues during Huxley's time.