Day 1

Anthem Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    What Are the Rules of Society?

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work

    Objective:

    To lay out the rules of the society in Anthem

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.8.1

    Structure:

    The society the narrator inhabits has clear rules with clear punishments for transgressors. Divide the class into small groups of three or four and have groups write down all the societal rules that they have learned so far. Give groups 10 minutes to do this.

    Bring the class together and write down a master list of rules on the board. This should include:

    - People cannot say I/me/my, but only we/us/our

    - People cannot feel preferences of any kind

    - People can be neither better nor worse than their...

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