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Web-Based Thematic Unit:
The Giver

Set in the future through the eyes of a twelve year old Jonas, readers learn about a seemingly perfect community where there is no war, no hunger, and no pain. Everything seems perfect until we discover that everything is planned for all families. Jonas is selected at the age of twelve to become the new receiver of memories from the giver and discovers the truth about the society in which he has always lived. He plans to leave the community. He learns through all his senses that there is more to life than colorless, mechanical living.

This web-based thematic unit contains resources and activities for both teachers and students.

The Teacher Resources section contains an overview of the unit, in addition to ideas for establishing the learning environment, resources, and technology setup. It also provides classroom management strategies and a series of lesson outlines with standards and benchmarks, lesson timing, book connections, and assessment tools.

The Student Resources section contains links to ten activities for children to complete as they read the book.


Developed by Leigh McEwen, 04/07/00.