Lesson Plans
Fiction 3rd Q 13.14 Lesson Plans
Week: 02/24/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
Monday--The students are reading Brave New World. They read chapter 6 over the weekend. Give them a few minutes then pass out the quiz.

When they’re all finished, break them into groups of three and have them list similarities between the Two Minutes Hate in 1984 and the Solidarity Service in Brave New World. They still have their 1984 books. The Two Minutes Hate is best described starting on p.11. Also, the video version we saw, remind them, was a reasonable interpretation. After a quick few minutes (they won’t find too many similarities) list what they’ve found on the board.

Next assign chapter 7 and the questions; they’re due at the beginning of the period tomorrow.

Tuesday--Have the students discuss any questions they have about the questions. Use your best judgement in deciding which questions to allow students to question. Some questions are more indicative of students who haven’t read, if you catch my meaning, but I want students to understand the questions.

Explain to the students that John grew up influenced, obviously, by his environment. He was also influenced by a book Pope gives him, the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. John often views the world “through the lens,” as it were, of the book. Tell them to watch for connections John makes between how he approaches the world and the content of the book, and to see if they can understand what values the book seems to have given him.

Assign chapter 8; due tomorrow.

Wednesday--Ask if anyone has any questions about the reading. The students can discuss the answers.

Have them recall that John says the line, (the title of the book) “O brave new world that has such people in it,” at the end of the chapter when he refers to the world outside the reservation and the people who live in it, people like Bernard. The line comes from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In Shakespeare’s play it’s a line of huge irony. The character Miranda, who’s never seen people before, is amazed when she does. She speaks of the wide world and the people in it with admiration: ”O brave new world that has such people in it.” The problem is the people she’s seeing are horrible people. The line is a perfect example of dramatic irony. She’s amazed at the sight of the people thinking they’re great, but we (the audience) know that they’re jerks.

Is John’s use of the line another example of irony in the same way it is in The Tempest?

Assign chapters 9-10. Quiz on the chapters tomorrow.

Thursday--Have the students talk about why chapters are important to the book.

Quiz on chapters 9-10

Assign chapter 11 and the questions.

Friday--Entertain questions about the questions. Collect

Assign chapters 12-13. Give the students the open-book take-home quiz. It’s due Monday first thing.

Monday--Collect the quizzes.

Assign chapters 14-15 and the questions handout; due tomorrow.