The term "Utopia" to describe a perfect world was first coined by Sir Thomas More, in 1518. More wrote a novel depicting a fantastic new society, free from problems. More set this seemingly perfect society on an island, and gave it the name "Utopia.”
Since then, "Utopia" has become a kind of shorthand for a perfect place., utopia literally means "no place"? The Greek ou means "no" and topos means "place."
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Communism Amish Communities Hutterites Humans have created our images of ideal societies to correct the problems of the world. Mennonites, Amish and Hutterites began creating utopian societies in 1528. Early Christian communities were attempts to realize Heaven on Earth.
The Old Order Amish believes that God’s work must be done in every day life They are slow changing in material and cultural values There are strong men-women distinctions in social and economic roles- women do housework and care for children while men do barn and field work and are the leaders. Dress is simple, and men shave until married.
There is a lack of formal religious structures, but they meet every Sunday in homes. They own no vehicles with rubber tires such as autos or tractors known for their horse-drawn carriages. Single-family homes have no electricity, phones, or central heating. no formal education beyond grade school Families are large to provide labor, they are pacifists These communities exist to this day, although the youth are showing signs of frustration with the strict rules. A utopia is successful if the goals are accomplished. It appears that the Amish people’s goal, to seek a simple life, is indeed, accomplished.
A utopia is successful if the goals are accomplished. It appears that the Amish people’s goal, to seek a simple life, is indeed, accomplished.
Tom Monaghan, founder of Domino’s Pizza, plans to build the first U.S. town to be run according to strict Catholic principles.
plans to create a community of 35,000 people, including 5,000 students at a new university. Pharmacies in his town will not sell contraception. The town, named Ave Maria, is in the beginning stages of construction. It is on the edge of the Everglades in Florida. The university president stated that future students should “help rebuild the city of God.” A modern day utopia? We’ll have to watch & wait.
In your “Say something” groups brainstorm imperfections in our world. Write your ideas on the pieces of paper provided Be prepared to share these ideas with the class. 10 minutes
Looking at the imperfections, think about one that you could remove from the world. Take out your reading response journals. On the left hand side record the imperfection you would eliminate. On the right hand side, respond! Remember to refer to the helpful hints located at the front of your journals for support! 5 – 7 minutes.
Share your responses in the group. Remember…you all need to SAY SOMETHING! You can share what your response was, or respond to something a person has already contributed.
Animal Farm Animal Farm The animals want to remove the farmer from their world to make it a better place.
“We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.” M.T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world. Titus and Violet’s life is controlled by a transmitter implanted directly into their brain. They decide to fight the feed because they care about what’s happening to their world.