Teacher Guide

Parable of the Sower Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will discuss how Butler explores themes of religion and how a person's beliefs are shaped by the world in front of them.

  2. 2

    Students will examine the power of community in the hostile world Butler has constructed, as well as how Lauren is able to build an inviting community in Earthseed through the power of empathy and mutual commitment.

  3. 3

    Students will discuss how Lauren struggles with her gender and the unique dangers women face in a post-apocalyptic world.

  4. 4

    Students will examine notions of intersectionality within progressive...

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