CAVEs and The Cave
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to situate Bradbury in relationship with Plato and modern technologies
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.9; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7
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...
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