What We Did: 

  • C’Ya #5: when the two girls arrived at the mall they encountered some other classmates from there school
  • Introduction to The Giver
    • We introduced the Utopia assignment.  Utopias are “perfect societies” where there aren’t any of the bad things we have in our world.  For this assignment, you will write a minimum of five paragraphs:
      • Three paragraphs on individual problems (one problem per paragraph) that don’t exist in your society.  In class we discussed ideas like disease, hunger, natural disasters, and bullying.  You can come up with any solution you like, even if that solution doesn’t currently exist in our world (like a magic pill to make cancer go away).
      • Two paragraphs on the government in your Utopia.  You need to identify who is in charge, how they come to be in charge (are they chosen? Elected?) and how long they are in charge.  Again, you can be as creative as you want here – this government doesn’t have to look like any current government.  Then you need to discuss how the laws in your Utopia are enforced.
      • You can name your Utopia if you want, but you don’t have to.
      • This assignment is due officially tomorrow.

What You Need to Do: 

  • Make sure you have The Giver with you tomorrow
  • Utopia assignment