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MTDA Book Club: Utopian/Dystopian

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description: 

Have you wanted to read interesting books and talk to others about them? Have you ever wondered what The Hunger Games, “The Lottery” and 1984 have in common? Have you found dystopian literature and films fascinating? If so, this discussion-based book club is for you! This class will introduce you to the concepts of utopia and dystopia, show you how to discuss books productively and help you develop your analytical skills while you apply these themes to our current world.

Prerequisites: none

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

MTDA Book Club: Utopian/Dystopian Literature Syllabus

Required Materials:

Students will need to acquire the following novels, available in most school and public libraries:
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Additionally, you will choose ONE of the following books to read as part of a book circle:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • The Scourge by A.G. Henley
  • Feed by M.T. Anderson

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: Available
Spring: Available

Lead Teacher:

Giordano Lahaderne, Great Falls Public Schools,