A three term (September - February) detailed SOL with dystopian core text Hunger Games, interleaving poetry, non-fiction and fiction texts (provided in an extract booklet. 3 X Knowledge organiser developed to support learning and knowledge and series of quizzes to test this also supplied.
18 teaching weeks and 72 lessons
• Literature text: The Hunger Games (2008), by Suzanne Collins. Note: some of this reading will need to be set as home reading (see homework column)
• Poetry focus: Poetry relating to dystopian ideas, especially poetry that resists, critiques and mourns negative impacts of power structures, technology and climate change.
• Suggested fiction elements: extracts from a range of dystopian fiction – related to totalitarianism and colonialism, technological advancements and climate change.
• Suggested nonfiction elements: colonialism, climate change, gender/class equality and technological advancements, and link to how writers explore these in dystopian fiction. Explore writers’ intentions and how they are shown within texts. History of utopian/dystopian concepts in fiction and philosophy.
• Suggested Language AO5/AO6 opportunities: Genre-inspired fiction writing (Term 4), newspaper articles about an ‘issue’ arising from the texts (Term 5), speech writing for persuasion (Term 6).
• Extracurricular Links: Term 6 Speech Competition for Year 7s; Term 5 Student Newspapers (teacher choice), termly viewings of dystopian films such as The Giver, The Hunger Games and Bladerunner?