The Giver: Lesson 1

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Do “memories need to be shared?" Are “memories…forever?" Would you give up memory to live in a perfect world? Introduce a unit centered on Lois Lowry’s utopian/dystopian novel The Giver with a series of activities that has groups designing the components of a perfect world and considering the sacrifices that such a world would necessitate. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show scenes from Pixar's WALL-E to accompany the discussion of utopian/dystopian environments
  • The plan includes reading strategies, pre-reading questions, and transparencies
  • Links to background information on Lois Lowry are not provided
Common Core