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Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
Charleston, South Carolina
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.
- Dystopias: Definition and Characteristics
- Identifying Dystopian Characteristics
- Identifying the Characteristics of a Dystopian Protagonist
- Dystopian Film Clip Guide
- Teacher’s Film Clip Guide: The Matrix
- Prior to Session One, use the Dystopian Film Clip Guide and Teacher’s Film Clip Guide: The Matrix to select and preview the film clips will you will use for this lesson. All of the film clips selected are free of profanity and contain only mild violence.
- Make copies or overhead transparencies of the handouts: Dystopias: Definition and Characteristics, Identifying Dystopian Characteristics, and Identifying Characteristics of a Dystopian Protagonist.
- Test the Interactive Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.