Unit 3: Perception Is Everything Dystopias

Unit 3: Perception Is Everything Dystopias

Warm-Up : OPTIC Journal What is your idea of a perfect world? What qualities does that world have? What is your idea of the worst possible world? What qualities does that world have? Perfect World (Heaven)

Terrible World (Hell) What is a dystopia? : Notes Dys = prefix, from Greek, meaning bad, ill, or abnormal. Read and annotate the notes on dystopia and its characteristics. Underline or highlight key words. Circle things you think exist in our world today. Put a ? next to anything you dont understand

or have a question about. FILM TRAILERS The Maze Runner : https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1In45K0DGc V for Vendetta: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxyUl9M_7vc The Matrix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ Ls19O-9p3s The Hunger Games: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=FovFG3N_RSU

Children of Men: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VT2apoX90o In Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdadZ_KrZVw Pleasantville: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrEAfkY9ods Never Let Me Go: https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXiRZhDEo8A Questions 1) What did you notice about these clips? 2) Which one did you think was the best example of dystopian society? Why?

3) What are some common elements of the dystopian genre? 4) What struggles do most of the characters seem to have? 5) What themes (messages) come up frequently in this genre? Exit Slip Make a connection about dystopia Text-to-Text: What text have you read or seen that is about dystopia? What and how? Text-to-Self: Is there some element of

dystopian society that you think applies to your life or to your future? Explain. Text-to-World: What is a real-world example of a dystopian society? Where and why?

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