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My Dystopian World

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Melanie Winans

on 6 March 2014

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Our Dystopia Project
You will create a fictional world based on dystopian characteristics and historical events. You world will be maintained through oppressive societal control. You will create character(s) with the hero traits necessary to make a difference for the other citizens. You will create a plot line that creates conflict and resolution.
Define the world
Characters
Your Story
Background
Chapter One
Story Summary part 1
Describe what happened to make your society the way it is today. You could describe it truthfully, or you could give the "official" version put out by the government.
This is where you write the first one or two paragraphs of your story. Be sure you introduce the main character.
Give us a summary of the first half of your story here.
Name of Other Character
This could be a good or bad character, a helpful or hurtful character. What do they most want? What do they most fear?

Name of
Friend / Partner
Name of Leader
Describe several traits of this leader. What type of control do they hold their dystopian world? How did they come into power? How do they maintain control?
Name of Protagonist
Describe the protagonist's physical traits, skills, fears, age, gender, ethnic background, family status. What hero traits do they possess?
___Is Idolized
Propaganda
Create one slogan and one symbol for your country. Include at least one propaganda technique in your ad to "sell" your world.
Describe another example of how your society shows ONE element of a Dystopia.

Elements include: Surveillance, Fear of Outside World, Limited Freedom, Propaganda, Distrust of Nature, Believing the Current Society is Perfect, Division of citizens, Family serving the Government, an Overpowering Ruler, etc.
Describe how (and why) ____ is valued in this society. Explain the history of how it came in to power. Include ceremonies, etc. related to this idolized thing.
Describe this character's physical traits, skills, fears, age, gender, ethnic background, and traits that make them a good hero sidekick.
___ Is Outlawed
Describe what is restricted or outlawed in this society. Include punishments for having (or using or doing) this. Include one reason the controlling group says the outlawed thing is wrong (or impossible).
Element of Dystopia #1
Describe another example of how your society shows ONE element of a Dystopia.

Elements include: Surveillance, Fear of Outside World, Limited Freedom, Propaganda, Distrust of Nature, Believing the Current Society is Perfect, Division of citizens, Family serving the Government, an Overpowering Ruler, etc.
Element of Dystopia #2
Story Summary part 2
Give us a summary of the second half of your story here.
1. Name and describe your world.
2. Name and describe your characters.
3. Write the first one or two
paragraphs of your story.
4. Summarize the rest of the story, including conflict and resolution.
5. Include illustrations or visuals.

My Dystopian World
Requirements:
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