Day 3

Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Why Books?

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand Bradbury's statements about books in this section

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.2

    Structure:

    What did Bradbury's world lose when it lost its books? Elicit ideas from the class. Can these things be found only in books of paper and ink?

    Bring attention to Faber's argument that the televisions and radios could provide the same "porous" content (to use his metaphor) that books had. Why do the visual media in this world fail to produce work of value?

    Now think about our own world. Does television fill the...

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