Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a futuristic, seemingly ideal society. However, he discovers this world is far from perfect after being given his lifetime assignment as the Receiver of Memory.
Listening to students’ reactions—noting their interests, questions, and misconceptions—will inform your decisions about how to debrief their viewing of Reporter. What issues that the film raises are relevant to your curriculum? What skills would you like students to practice?
To deepen students’ understanding of key themes in the film, ten supplementary readings have been included in the study guide. Readings are organized into four investigations that correspond to specific excerpts and themes in the film.