The Giver- Online Connections Name:_________________________________________________/ Class______ Play the blendspace slideshow and complete the activities for each slide. Create a google presentation with one slide for each activity below. https://www.blendspace.com/lessons/N9Gi7kF_fhLeoA/the-giver _____1. My Perfect World If you created a "perfect world" what would be the five most important things it could consist of? List/Rank Them in order from MOST important to least important. Freedom of Choice Create a chart with things you do every day in your current life which fit into each category. - I have NO choice - I have SOME choice - Totally MY choice _____2. Argue whether the 24th century is a place you think is "better" than the 21st century. _____3. Why does the world need a pep talk? Why would someone take the road less traveled if it could hurt them? _____4. Chapter 1: Identify qualities of communities in the video. _____5. Chapter 1: What could you design to help improve this community? _____6. Chapter 1: What difficulties does this community face, despite the happy looks on the kids faces? _____7. Chapter 1: Argue whether the world will really change if there are no more tigers or turtles? _____8. Chapter 1: What is the message of this video regarding family dinners? What are your family "rituals" for dinner? _____9. Chapter 2: Decide if humans’ ultimate goal in life is to live in a utopian society. _____10. Chapter 2: What advantages are there to "receiving" a child at the age of one? Does it matter if the stuffed animal is an "imaginary one"? _____11. Chapter 2: Describe how you would feel if your family was called up on stage in front of the entire community to "receive" your new sibling. _____12. Chapter 3/4: Justify why a community require volunteer hours for children. _____13. Chapter 3/4: What is the relationship between volunteer hours and your "assignment" in The Giver? Explain your opinion on this connection as well. _____14. Chapter 5: This girl does not share her dreams, goes through her morning alone. Compare and contrast your morning routine to Jonas's from the Giver. _____15. Chapter 5: Jonas has a crush on a girl and that is not allowed. Bruno Mars sings "we are amazing just the way we are." Explain if the feeling of love should be allowed. _____16. Chapter 6/7: Describe what your life would be like if you did not have a car. _____17. Chapter 6/7: What if Lincolnshire wanted to become more bicycle friendly? Describe the changes, inventions, or shifts needed to be like Copenhagen. _____18. Chapter 6/7: Many cultures, societies, and religions have a Coming of Age ceremony. Why are there Coming of Age ceremonies? Why are they important? _____19. Chapter 6/7: The Giver suggests that it is possible to calculate a perfect "match" in your spouse. Critique this theory that love can be calculated. _____20. Chapter 6/7: In the Giver, Asher did not speak for an entire year. Why is this important in understanding the impact of the community on its people? _____21. Chapter 8/9: Jonas is to be alone, apart from everyone as the Receiver. What suggestions does this video offer for leaders? _____22. Chapter 8/9: One of Jonas's rules is that he "Can Lie". After watching this video write 5 examples of when telling a lie might be good. _____23. Chapter 10/11: Validate why it would be good to "spy" on someone. Why would we see this behavior in the Giver's Utopia? _____24. Chapter 10/11: Why is privacy important for the Giver? Why is privacy important in our world/society? _____25. Chapter 10/11: What advantages and disadvantages are there to getting rid of snow from the Giver's utopian society? _____26. Chapter 10/11: This video suggests at the end that sledding can be passed down through generations. Argue this idea. _____27. Chapter 10/11: Weather can cause terrible damage. What could be done to minimize the damage of a hurricane? _____28. Chapter 12-13: Looks like FUN! The "happiest 5K on the planet". Argue whether color should be part of our world or if it should be black & white like book. _____29. Chapter 12-13: Why is choice important to ford? Why would it be important to drivers buying a car? Why would it be important to our culture? _____30. Chapter 12-13: Stephen Covey says "That you are a product/result of your choices." Compare and contrast choices you face as a middle schooler with Jonas.