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Utopias: Are Perfect Worlds Possible?

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
How would the members of your language arts class describe their own utopian universe? Middle schoolers discuss and design the attributes of their perfect worlds, complete with brochures, class discussions, and written arguments about...
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Guidelines for Governing: Utopia and The Prince

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners explore the power of the Church in government. In this literature lesson, students read Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince. Learners respond to questions regarding the works and discuss them.
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Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

For Teachers 11th Standards
If you are considering adding or expanding a unit on utopian and dystopian literature you simply must check out this fabulous resource. Packed with plans, activities, project-based and 21st century learning opportunities, the unit uses a...
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Utopia & Utopian Literature By Sir Thomas More

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 31 short answer and essay questions based on More's Utopia and other Utopian literature. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the...
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Project Utopia

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders analyze the Project Utopia for use in conjunction with the novel, "The Giver." Each student uses Microsoft Publisher to create a pamphlet that promotes their own personal utopia. They explore the various aspects of living...
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Utopian Visions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine Sir Thomas More's Utopian vision. In this philosophy lesson, students read Utopia and determine the pros and cons of Utopian societies. Young scholars then create and present monologues of residents of the Utopia.
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Teaching Strategies: The Giver

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Can utopia be achieved? Included here are three literature worksheets to pair with Lois Lowry's The Giver. Pupils work in groups to come up with solutions to society's issues, individuals back up a statement related to a topic in the...
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Utopia/Dystopia: The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
America was founded by dreamers, and the American dream still resonates in our country today. Track the American dream from its Puritan beginnings to its optimistic descendants with a instructional activity that focuses on speeches by...
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The Perfect Society

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Young scholars read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry and then attempt to create their own "perfect society". They work in groups to create a Powerpoint presentation outlining the rules of the ultimate society.
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Animal Farm Chapter 2 Discussion Notes and Mini-Project

For Students 9th - 11th
Imagine having the opportunity to create your own country. After responding to questions about chapter two, readers of George Orwell's dystopian classic are given a chance to design a utopia for one-million people, complete with...
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Utopia

For Students 8th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Utopia by Sir Thomas More.
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Utopia & Utopian Literature By Sir Thomas More

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 14 multiple choice questions based on various Utopian literature. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Political Theory - Karl Marx

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Every political theory needs a devil's advocate. Discussing Karl Marx with your classroom creates a healthy debate about the pros and cons of the capitalistic system and government. Last in a series of 13, the video includes primary...
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1984 - Part Two

For Students 10th - 12th
Focus on the second half of George Orwell's 1984 with this reading comprehension quiz. All multiple-choice, the questions center on major events in the novel.
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1984 Quiz

For Students 11th - 12th
Ten detailed questions prove if you know George Orwell's 1984. Delve into the dystopian society Orwell creates and see how well you can think for yourself.
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Create Your Own COMMUNITY

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss "their community" and the elements they have chosen to include in their ideal community by presenting to the class a collage of ideas incorporating the ideas presented by the instructional activity rubric.
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Lesson: After Nature: Dystopia and Detournement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Werner Herzog's film, Lessons of Darkness is the topic of this lesson on art, politics, and culture. Learners discuss the concepts of utopia, dystopia, detournment, and Scorched Earth then compose a paper which describes dystopian reality.
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Zen Buddhism and Modern Utopia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students work collaboratively to analyze the various religious beliefs of Zen Buddhists. Emphasis is placed upon class discussion and the ideal of a Utopian environment or society.
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Humanity's Quest for Utopia in History and Literature

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders conduct discussions about The Giver in Literature Circles. They find intriguing passages and share them; make connections to life or other literature; and illustrate an idea from the reading artistically or graphically.
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The Giver

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Wouldn't it be great to live an a community without pain, without danger? Such a society is the goal of the community in The Giver. Using Lois Lowry's dystopian novel as the core text, class members read primary source materials about...
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Lord of the Flies Unit

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does a society influence and shape individuals? Class members ponder this essential question as they read Lord of the Flies, as well as primary source materials about the historical background of the novel. As a final assessment,...
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Utopia

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students explore suburbia, whose long history of development is grounded in utopian notions.
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Plato and The Republic

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students recognize that in the book The Republic, Plato described the ideal society. They adopt, modify, or reject Plato's views as they describe another, smaller ideal society: Utopia High School. In addition, they summarize the...
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Thomas More's Utopia

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss what their idea ofthe perfect law making rules should be. In this history assignment, students record in their NoteFolio what they think is the best way to make rules. They base their ideas on Thomas More's Utopia.

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