Twilight Zone “Number 12 Looks Just Like You," Analysis of Twilight Zone CCSS
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There’s a reason Rod Serling’s series, The Twilight Zone, has stood the test of time. The stories are compelling, the episodes are well-crafted, and the themes are timeless. With this lesson download (PDF & Google Drive formats), you can also use The Twilight Zone to help students develop analysis skills and connect classic storytelling to modern issues.
In this episode, “Number 12 Looks Just Like You,” a teen girl resists efforts to look, act, and think like everyone else around her. Issues raised by the program include censorship/book banning, adherence to a set beauty standard, and the dangers of blind conformity.
The video is about 24 minutes long and the worksheet completion will take about 15-to-30 minutes, depending on how much time you allow for discussion. Works great as a standalone lesson, sub plan, or supplement to any dystopian literature unit, including Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.
On my last product update, this episode was available to Paramount+ subscribers. It can be purchased via Amazon Prime and YouTube. This download also includes a link to an open-access website where the episode is being streamed with ads.
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Want your classes to learn more about Rod Serling, the writer/creator of The Twilight Zone series? Click here for a student-led research activity:
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