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Welcome to Dystopia...

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Savannah Groeneveld

on 25 November 2014

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Transcript of Welcome to Dystopia...

Harrison Bergeron: The Findings
After reading and citing evidence throughout the text, determine if "Harrison Bergeron" is set in a
dystopian society
. Justify your answer using examples (evidence) found in the text.
Citing Evidence in a Dystopian Society
Agree or Disagree
Essential Question:
What factors/situations combine to create
Welcome to Dystopia...
In a perfect society, everyone is equal.
Agree or Disagree
Track and Mark as We Read
1. How would you feel if you were the man trying to order the pizza?
Think About It
2. Do you think the government (or other businesses) having access to all personal information is an
to society?
Be careful which side you choose... you MUST be able to
your decision.
Agree or Disagree
The government knows what is best for us.
Agree or Disagree
The police should be allowed to do whatever they can to protect the community.
Agree or Disagree
It is alright to upset some people as long as you’re doing what is best for society.
Agree or Disagree
If you know you are right, you shouldn’t listen to anyone else.
Meet Harrison Bergeron
Your Task
: Underline
(phrases or sentences) that prove Harrison Bergeron is living in a
Propaganda is used
Citizens are
not allowed
to think for themselves
Citizens believe they are
constant watch
the outside world
Citizens live in a dehumanized state
All citizens are expected to act, look and/or follow the
same rules

6 Characteristics of a Dystopian Society
"They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal in every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else."
Dystopian Characteristic
Learning Objective:
Today, we will
cite evidence
to prove a story is set in a
dystopian society

: a society in which people (citizens) suffer from deprivation, oppression, and/or terror.
Today, we will
cite evidence
to prove a story is set in a
dystopian society
Read text and keep the 6 characteristics of
dystopian societies
in mind.
sentences that show a specific dystopian characteristic.
Draw the symbol of the related characteristic near the sentence.
After reading the text, analyze the symbols identified in your text to determine if the story takes place in such a society.
Draw Symbol
Analyze Symbols
"Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains."
Based on the evidence found in the text, I believe ________________. For example, the author states, "__________." This shows __________________ .
Use this frame if you're stuck!
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