Brave New World Lesson Plans and Materials

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Huxley’s masterpiece gets students thinking, analyzing, imagining, debating, and creating. These Brave New World lesson plans address symbolism, genre, characterization, style, theme development, historical context, allusions, and much more.

Brave New World Lessons:

  • Brave New World Introduction (slideshow and notes)
  • A New Utopia
  • Brave New World Anticipation Guide
  • Where Do Babies Come From? (factory tour)
  • Speculative Fiction: “The Perfect Match”
  • Fragmented Narration
  • Brave New World Discussion Questions #1
  • Hypnopedia Britannica
  • Bernard the Misfit (characterization)
  • Huxley’s Real World – 1931 (historical context)
  • Brave New World Discussion Questions #2
  • Classical Conditioning, Lenina, and You
  • Writing with Imagery (word choice)
  • Symbolism Practice (short story)
  • Brave New World Discussion Questions #3
  • What’s Shakespeare Got to Do with It? (allusions)
  • A Poem for Helmholtz
  • Are You Being Controlled?
  • Brave New World Discussion Questions #4
  • Symbol Hunt
  • The Two Johns / Biblical Allusions
  • Huxley’s Themes
  • Brave New World Discussion Questions #5
  • John v. Mond Debate
  • Foiled Again! (characterization)

Brave New World Lesson Plans contents:

  • Lesson Plans (PDF) – Includes discussion sets and excerpt analysis sets.
  • 20 Brave New World activity handouts (PDFs)
  • 2 Presentation files (PPTX)

Note: These Brave New World activities are intended for whole-class instruction. However, many of the activities are appropriate for small-group or individual instruction.