Kind of Activity:
To extrapolate the pre-history of The Giver based on the text and relate its themes of conformity to students' real lives
Common Core Standards:
In this section, Jonas receives memories from the time before Sameness. Individually, or in small groups, students should hold a discussion about:
- What is Sameness? Quote from the text.
- Why might society have chosen to go to Sameness? What events might have precipitated this?
- How do the rules that we know about so far serve to reinforce sameness?
- What does Jonas' ability to see color say about him? Can you make a prediction about...
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