Reflection: Student Ownership Utopia vs. Dystopia: Comparing Differences through Project Based Learning - Section 3: Independent Practice: Building My Society


I am so excited for students! This project has to be the most challenging yet craziest project that I have assigned all school year. Students are developing a project just from their understanding of science fiction, prior knowledge about utopia vs dystopia, and a dystopian short story. So far students are on the right track with completing their project. This success may be due to the exposure students have had over the past two days with science fiction.

The hardest element of this project is having groups chose a distinct societal issue that could be true in the future. Because I had many talks with groups about the issue of thier society, students may need more exposure to a novel or more pieces of dystopian literature to see how a multitude of issues can be controlled in their made-up society. 

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Utopia vs. Dystopia: Comparing Differences through Project Based Learning

Unit 10: Social Justice
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: SWBAT compare and contrast the similarities and differences in a utopian and dystopian society and use specific inferences to create a dystopian society.

Big Idea: This land is Your land. This land Is My land: Using evidence from prior knowledge to create My own controlled society.

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