The Progression of Group Dynamics: How Small Groups Can Make A Large Impact

Megan Woazeah, Language Arts, Francis Bradley Middle School

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This curriculum unit utilizes three novels to expose and analyze the group dynamic and how power and leadership emerge in various situations. The novels are Divergent by Veronica Roth, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Each novel study includes analysis of the main characters in the novel, examining the protagonist’s struggles and the antagonist’s tactics. Finally, the students are exposed to real-world situations when they research the hunt for utopia in historical and modern day societies.