Students, we begin prereading discussions on The Giver by exploring utopias. By definition, a utopia is an ideal and perfect society in which everyone lives in harmony and everything is done for the good of its citizens.
Describe what a “perfect” society means to you.
Who should be in charge of the “perfect” society?
Would you rather live in a “perfect” society or a flawed one?
Name some aspects of our society which are flawed and could be improved. What improvements would you make? (for example: more affordable health care, crime rate, etc. )
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