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The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick — Literary Analysis and Movie Guide


In this resource, your students will read and analyze the science fiction/ dystopian short story (novella) “The Minority Report” by Philip K. Dick. Your students will love to debate which is more important: safety or liberty? Additionally, students will engage in philosophical questions like is life predetermined by fate, or do we all have free will?

Included in this purchase:

  • Suggested Lesson Procedure for teachers
  • Pre-reading Discussion Questions based on themes from the story
  • Powerpoint presentation that includes:
    • Background information on Philip K. Dick
    • Historical Context of the Cold War and 1950s America
    • Introduction of the short story “The Minority Report”
    • Academic Vocabulary Words and Definitions
  • Graphic Organizer for Vocabulary Words
  • “The Minority Report” Reading and Analysis Questions broken into 10 Sections
  • After Reading Discussion Questions
  • Theme Analysis Chart and Graphic Organizer
  • Film Comparison/ Movie Guide worksheet based on the 2002 Film “Minority Report” directed by Steven Spielberg (PG-13) and stars Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell
  • Answer Keys

File Types Included:

Teacher Guide and Answer Keys (PDF)

Student Copy of Activities (Word document—editable for teachers)

Student Copy of Activities (PDF—ready to print)

Powerpoint Presentation

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