Teacher Guide

The Giver Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

In Day 2 Activity, “Milestone Timeline,” students use timeline software to create a dual timeline of young adult milestones in Jonas’ world and their own.

In Day 3 Activity “Sameness,” students select images that represent pressures from family, school, and authority figures to conform and annotate them using Voicethread.

In Day 3 Activity “Dystopia Compare and Contrast,” students use an online resource to analyze how Jonas’ dystopian society is presented in The Giver.

In Day 4 Activity “Should The Giver Be Banned?” students consult a variety of online resources as background for writing a letter that presents their opinion about whether The Giver should be banned.

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