Though the popularity of such series like The Hunger Games have brought Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic literature to the forefront of many young adult readers’ bookshelves, it’s been around for decades. In this full-year class we will be reading 3 Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic novels:
- 1984 George Orwell
- Brave New World Aldous Huxley
- The Lottery Shirley Jackson
- A Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic story of choice
Each unit will include a formal writing assignment, presentation, summative assessment, and artistic assignment. Rubrics will be provided.
To round out our year, students will be writing their own version of a Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic story. We will be using a variety of story-writing methods and plans. For final submission, students will have the option to submit their final assignment as a screenplay, short story, graphic novel, or other pre-approved medium.
Suggested for high school students 10th grade+
Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic Reading & Composition is a full year, 1 credit High School Class for 9th-12th-grade students, who are looking for a fun and engaging literary and writing challenge. The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course.
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