Exploration of Utopias and Dystopias

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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 wide range of literature to address knowledge, skills, and attitudes of our global society.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If your course does not allow for a quarter-long study of utopian and dystopian literature, the resource can be easily modified into a single four to five week unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Although specifically created for a self-contained classroom for children with emotional disabilities, the unit is appropriate for any classroom
  • The lessons in the interdisciplinary and project-based unit are designed to be integrated into the curriculum throughout an eight-week quarter
Pros

  • The 31-page packet includes an overview of the unit, five complete lessons, activities, rubrics for the various projects, a template for a learning contract, links to related resources, and even instructions for creating a blog
Cons

  • None
Common Core