7th Grade English                                                                      Community “Life Schedule”

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

 

BIRTH

 

Live with other newchildren in the Nurturing Center

Comfort object given

 

1      Naming & Placement

        Given to chosen parents

 

2     

 

3      Instructed in correct language

        Dream-telling begins

 

4      Jacket fastens on the back (to encourage cooperation)

 

5

 

6

 

7      Begin wearing front-button jacket

 

8      Smaller buttons on jacket, get pockets

        Comfort object taken away

        Start volunteer hours

 

9      Receive bicycle

        Girls lose hair ribbons

 

10    Boys get their hair cut; girls lose their braids

 

11    Boys get longer trousers; girls receive new undergarments

        Issued calculators for school

        Complete all volunteer hours

                                                                                                            Stirrings begin;

12    Receive Assignments                                                                     start taking pills

        Begin adulthood

        Start training, as school continues

 

Full Adulthood  Apply for Spouse/Matching of Spouses

                                    Apply for Child (1 or 2)

 

Childless Adult Go to live with Childless Adults

 

Old Age                       Go to live in the House of the Old

 

CEREMONY OF RELEASE