Day 4

Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    CAVEs and The Cave

    Kind of Activity:

    Reading and discussion

    Objective:

    To situate Bradbury in relationship with Plato and modern technologies

    Structure:

    In the "Allegory of the Cave," Plato writes of men who stare at shadows on the wall, unaware that the shadows are barely representative of the real world - they are trying to imagine a boot when all they can see is a footprint.

    Have your students read the Allegory. The connection between Plato and Fahrenheit 451 is not obvious but evocative, so begin by opening the floor - how do the students think these works relate to one another? In what way is Bradbury in dialog with Plato? How does...

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