My unit will center around the novel The Giver. Students will explore the idea of a "Utopian Society" and discuss reasons why this type of society cannot exist. While exploring this unit, students will consider what makes them unique.
What makes you who you are?
How does reading about Jonas' life cause you to see your life differently?
If you were Jonah, what would you have done differently?
Can a Utopian society exist?
What euphemisms or connotations are used throughout the story?
What conclusions and inferences can you make about Jonas' utopian society?
Which characters are dynamic? Which are static?