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Create Your Own Dystopia

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Steven Nahill

on 20 May 2015

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Transcript of Create Your Own Dystopia

Our Dystopia Project
1. Name and describe your futuristic
society.
2. Name and describe your characters.
3. Write the first chapter of your
story where you reveal the back
story and society.
4. Summarize the rest of the story.
5. Include illustrations or visuals of
some sort.

The Society of the Future
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 two or three paragraphs of your story. Be sure you introduce the main character.
Give us the "SparkNotes" 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, etc.
Perhaps this character is someone from the past.
Name of
Friend / Partner
Name of Leader/Villain
Your leader can be a character who appears in the book, or the leader could be someone we only hear about. Describe several traits of this leader.
Name of Protagonist
Describe the protagonist's physical traits, skills, fears, hobbies or interests age, gender, ethnic background, family status (Child with parents, Adult with spouse, etc.).
Dust Jacket History
Slogans and Symbols
Include at least one slogan and one symbol for your country.
Describe how the futuristic society you create will utilize ONE of the elements below.

Elements include: Surveillance, Fear of Outside World, Limited Freedoms, Propaganda, Distrust of Nature/Technology, Enforced Beliefs, Overpowering Ruler, etc.
Describe the history of your society in a brief summary of events that resembles the information found on a dust jacket of a book.
Describe this character's physical traits, skills, fears, hobbies or interests age, gender, ethnic background, family status (Child with parents, Adult with spouse, etc.).
___ Is Outlawed
Describe what is restricted or outlawed in this society. Include punishments for having (or using or doing) this. Include one reason the Government says the outlawed thing is wrong or impossible.
Element of Dystopia #1
Describe how the futuristic society you create will utilize ONE of the elements below.

Elements include: Surveillance, Fear of Outside World, Limited Freedoms, Propaganda, Distrust of Nature/Technology, Enforced Beliefs, Overpowering Ruler, etc.
Element of Dystopia #2
Story Summary part 2
Give us the "SparkNotes" summary of the second half of your story here.
1. The first step is to identify a scientific
article that you feel could completely
change the way our society operates.
2. Once you have your article, think
about how the society would change,
government would control, and the
positives and negatives of a society
based on the new technology.
3. You will create a Prezi that includes
all of the following required
elements.

What you will Do:
Starting Ideas:
Create Propaganda
Create a poster that is either for or against
the government in your society. Think and respond to the following:

1. The overall message of the poster. (what it
wants the public to do)
2. Any emotions the poster plays upon.
3. The effect that the poster would likely
have on people at the time.
Create Propaganda
Continued
Further items to comment on:
symbols and images
words used
Arrangement of the images and words;
Colors of the poster.
___Is Idolized
Scientific Basis
Describe how (and why) ____ is valued in this society. Include ceremonies, etc. related to this idolized thing.
Describe the 2-3 scientific articles and explain how the use in today's society becomes the foundation in the future.
What it Typically Contains
Basic Setting of Society
Brief History from then to now
Issue that drives storyline
Character's involvement
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