This unit on the effects of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence complements a New Haven School District’s curriculum unit for grades 9-10, which asks students to evaluate the way modern technology will affect their futures. This unit will also be used for my Advanced Placement Literature and Composition classes. The curriculum for this class draws on guidelines from the College Board, part of which requires that students learn about themes in literature in context with concurrent historical and social developments. This unit will be aligned with Frankenstein, the Industrial Revolution, and modern dystopian novels. Lessons include assignments that meet Common Core Standards for English Language Arts in gathering evidence and analyzing text, in integrating knowledge and ideas from articles, films, and videos addressing scientific advancements that will change our society, in assessing themes in literature and in crafting narratives based on personal or imagined experiences. Analysis will include interpretation of a variety of sources, including fiction and non-fiction, newspaper articles, poetry, and film.