Dystopian Literature: from Fiction to Fact

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Imagine an entire course devoted to dystopian literature. If that concept appeals to you, check out this course that uses 1984 as the anchor text and includes classic short stories as well.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups compile an annotated list of 21st century dystopian films, novels, and short stories that could be used to update the course
Classroom Considerations
  • Although designed for adult education programs, with some modification, the course would be appropriate for most high school classrooms
  • The 220-page packet includes an introduction to dystopian literature, articles, worksheets, projects suggestions, and essay prompts
  • No 21st century works are included in the course


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