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Sharing Your Utopia Part One: Travel Brochure and Poster Create a travel brochure for ‘your utopia’ with the goal being to convince others from Jonas’

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1 Sharing Your Utopia Part One: Travel Brochure and Poster Create a travel brochure for ‘your utopia’ with the goal being to convince others from Jonas’ community to leave their ‘sameness’ for your community. Your brochure must demonstrate a strong knowledge of Jonas’ community and a comparison to another real or imagined community.

2 Sharing Your Utopia Part One: Travel Brochure and Poster Choose six characteristics about ‘your utopia’ that you will describe in your travel brochure and poster. You may choose from the following characteristics or add characteristics of your own: Beliefsrights of individualstreatment of various ages Gender rolesarts & entertainmentways professions are chosen Rules/lawsaverage climateavailable transportation Educationmedical facilitiespark &recreation programs Diningtype of governmentcalendar of events Mapsmanner of dressingcrime & punishment rates Sightseeingcreating familiesentertainment Free timefamily structurecelebrations & rituals

3 Use chart below to plan carefully the details of six important characteristics of your ideal community i.e. ‘ your utopia’: Characteristic 1:Characteristic 2: Characteristic 3:Characteristic 4: Characteristic 5:Characteristic 6:

4 You must include descriptions for each of the following and address why Your Utopia is better than Jonas’ community: A.Economy - How jobs are earned/determined. How is poverty dealt with? B.Families - How many immediate family members are there? How many generations of families are allowed? How are families decided? C.Transportation - How do people travel inside and between communities? D. Law & Order - How is peace maintained? What consequences are there for broken rules? How is the government determined? E. Environment - What is the geography, climate, and vegetation like? F. Education - Who receives it? How long are people educated? Is it voluntary or mandatory? G. Recreation - How do community members enjoy and entertain themselves? Your brochure must be neat, detailed, colorful, creative, and demonstrate a strong knowledge of Jonas’ community and a comparison to another real or imagined community.

5 Part Two: Community Map ~ The Giver & Jonas’s Community Include details of community from Chapter 4 of novel (page# 27) o dwellings o community structures i.e. School, recreation field, birthing center, law & justice, house of the elders, infirmary, birthing unit, annex o small factories i.e. Supplies & Clothing Warehouse, offices, scientific research, vehicle/bike repair, house of childless adults o childcare center o central plaza o auditorium o nurturing center o food distribution o house of the old

6 Part Two: Community Map ~ The Giver & Jonas’s Community EXAMPLE

7 Students will spent 5 min. in class (timed) googleimages.com Searching “travel brochures” and “travel posters” for research & to generate ideas for ‘your utopia’ brochure and poster. skim sources and take notes on what type of information is included. Ex. map, average climate, population, sightseeing, available transportation,, arts, entertainment, dining, parks, and programs etc. Students will create a rough sketch of travel poster using ideas and examples from research. Students will review “My Perfect World” frame poem

8 Questions for Guidance & Reflection What kind of information do travel guides, brochures, and posters usually include? What seems to be the purpose of a travel guide, brochure, and poster? What additional information would you provide if you were letting others know about your own perfect community? Sketch a rough draft of a travel poster. Be sure to include both picture and words.


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