Day 2

Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Debating the World of Farenheit 451

    Kind of Activity:

    Discussion and debate

    Objective:

    To better understand Beatty's perspective through role-play

    Structure:

    In today's section, Beatty lays out exactly why the book's world is the way that it is. It is a history lesson both for the reader and for Montag, who never knew this background before. Beatty is presented as an intelligent man who has thought about these issues, rather than swallowing them mindlessly, and who has decided that the current system is for the best. Montag's eyes are only just beginning to be opened up, but he knows enough to disagree with Beatty's world view.

    There is a lot of meat in Beatty's...

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