Create Your Own Dystopia!
Kind of Activity:
To create the rules for a different dystopian society
Common Core Standards:
Think about yesterday’s discussion on dystopian stories as societal critiques. Ask the class to consider the societal critiques beneath The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Handmaid’s Tale, and so on. They may also consider any episode from Black Mirror or dystopian video-game narratives such as BioShock or Dishonored.
Divide the class into groups of three or four and tell them that each group should create their own unique dystopian society based on a certain societal critique. Tell each group to...
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