Create Your Own Dystopian Society! This Common Core aligned research and writing project can be used with ANY dystopian or utopian novel study! Hunger Games, The Giver, Divergent, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm, 1984 & more! This product has been aligned to 8th grade standards, but due to its generic nature it can be used in any grade from 7-12.In this project, students will research different forms of government, answer critical thinking questions, brainstorm and plan to…
Get high school students to dig deep into their vocabularies to ditch "very" with 44 words- then students arrange their responses on a connotation continuum to illustrate that synonyms have different connotations. YouTube clip of Dead Poets' Society included.
5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights. This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class. It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.
This is a great project for G+T students in fifth and sixth grade. Variations I have done include working individually and letting the students choose anywhere in the world they would like their country to be. The geography and climate of their portion of the earth affects the other aspects, such as history, customs, foods, etc.
Phi Theta Kappa is an invite only honor society for community colleges. The invite is based on a GPA of 3.4 or higher for two semesters in a row. Phi Theta Kappa offers many scholarships and opportunities to students who accept the membership and dues.