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Brave New World Teaching Unit
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- How much of what is depicted in Brave New World do you believe has come to pass?
- Consider the motto of the world order: “Community, Identity, Stability.” How does this motto relate to the events in the story?
- What is the significance of the novel’s title Brave New World?
- Does the idea of controlled breeding seem feasible to you in today’s world? How would you argue to support or refute such an idea?
- There is a great emphasis today on the lack of values in our society and the importance of teaching them in school. What difference, if any, is there between teaching and inculcating values? What are your thoughts on teaching values?
- In what way are both children and adults conditioned to respond in our society?
- Is the use of soma and the feelies in Brave New World comparable to anything in our society?
- Why did Huxley choose Henry Ford as the god of his New World? In what way is Huxley’s Ford like or unlike the traditional notion of God?
- Define the terms utopian and dystopian literature and state why this type, by its nature, is a sub-genre of science fiction.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students Questions suitable for essay topics or discussion Vocabulary lists Muliple-choice and essay test with answer key Introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.