Brave New World Student Workbook contains everything a teacher needs to teach Huxley’s novel. Instead of the boring question and answer format, the Student Workbook prompts students’ ideas about characters, asks them to comment on significant quotes, and to notice some of the essential techniques used by the author such as symbolism, allusions, themes, etc. in each of the chapters. I have created this resource for my own classes, and students love the meaningful format.
In addition, a comprehensive answer key is also provided for the teacher. You now have all of the flexibility needed for your lesson plans with all of the work provided for you.
More specifically, the Student Workbook contains (23 activity pages):
- An introductory activity and Anticipation Guide
- Chapter 1 with a focus on characters, setting, castes, and meaningful questions
- Work page on Castes from the novel making connections with the castes in Hinduism
- Chapters 2 & 3 focus on historical illusions and important facts from the novel
- A characterization chart
- Chapters 3 & 4 with a focus on symbolism, religious allusion, characterization, and important facts from the novel
- Chapter 6 with a focus on conflicts, significant quotes, and important facts from the novel
- Review pages for chapters 1-6 with a focus on historical allusion, Huxley’s warnings for the future, and the significance of setting and mood. (This is a good quiz preparation.)
- Chapter 7 with a focus on important facts from the novel and characterization.
- Chapters 8 & 9 with a focus on characterization, Shakespearean allusions, flashback technique, important facts from the novel, and student inferencing.
- Chapters 10 & 11 with a focus on characterization, conflict, important facts from the novel, and the different types of irony found in the novel.
- Chapters 12 & 13 with a focus on important facts from the novel, connections to Shakespearean allusions, and characterization.
- Chapters 14 & 15 with a focus on important facts from the novel, making connections to significant quotes, allegorical (archetypal) characters in the novel.
- Connections from Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave to Huxley’s characters and situations. (With directions to a Ted Talk for further explanation.)
- Making connections to a modern song for further analytic connections to both the novel and to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
- Themes and meaning activity to further the meaning of Huxley’s themes and how they can relate to us today.
- Chapters 16 & 17 with a focus on the Pros and Cons of freedom, important philosophical concepts from the novel, and allegorical messages in the novel.
- Chapter 18 with a focus on important facts from the novel and their significance. Students have the opportunity to inference their opinion of the ending with the possibility of discussing the importance of mental health in society.
- Shakespearean allusions activity page with a focus on making connections with John’s feelings.
- The Noble Savage activity page with an explanation of the concept. Students are asked to consider the Noble Savage perspective to develop important themes and messages in the novel.
- Predictions activity page where students are asked to infer Huxley’s possible messages for our society today.
- Themes in Brave New World activity page where students are asked to develop important themes from the novel.
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