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Introduction to Fahrenheit 451

Introduction to Fahrenheit 451
Tina S.
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My Grades 9, 10, 11
My Subjects English Language Arts
Objectives

Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated on a text from what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant.

 Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work.

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.Students will be able to...

 

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 10
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1 Hook: Quick Write

Activity: Exploring

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of a well-read man?”

~Beatty, p. 58.

Student Instructions

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of a well-read man?”

~Beatty, p. 58.

2 Activating Prior Knowledge: Kahoot Quiz

Activity: Exploring

What does this film trailer from 1966 tell you about what you can expect when reading Fahrenheit 451?

Video: https://youtu.be/7cQ-yGCyjyM

Student Instructions

What does this film trailer from 1966 tell you about what you can expect when reading Fahrenheit 451?

Video: https://youtu.be/7cQ-yGCyjyM

3 Pair/Share

Activity: Investigating

Why would someone want to burn books?

Student Instructions

Why would someone want to burn books?

4 Mindmapping

5 Class Discussion

Activity: Debating

Is there any justification for banning certain books (or movies, or art)?

If so, what would your criteria be?

Have you ever read or seen anything so offensive that you wished it would be banned? How did it make you feel?

Why do you think fire is used to destroy books? W

Student Instructions

Is there any justification for banning certain books (or movies, or art)?

If so, what would your criteria be?

Have you ever read or seen anything so offensive that you wished it would be banned? How did it make you feel?

Why do you think fire is used to destroy books? W

6 Independent Practice

Activity: Assessing

Censorship and Book Burning

(1) Describe one instance in which you have observed or experienced censorship. Did you agree with it? Why or why not?

(2) Do you think that certain members of society deserve to be sheltered from ‘offensive’ or ‘inappropriate’ ideas?  Explain.

(3) Examine your ‘Book Burning Through the Ages’ handout. Generally, who tends to burn books, and what kinds of books are burned?

(4) Were you surprised by any of the burned books that appeared on the handout? If so, why?

(5) How does book burning in Fahrenheit 451 relate to historical book burning?

Student Instructions

 

Censorship and Book Burning

(1) Describe one instance in which you have observed or experienced censorship. Did you agree with it? Why or why not?

(2) Do you think that certain members of society deserve to be sheltered from ‘offensive’ or ‘inappropriate’ ideas?  Explain.

(3) Examine your ‘Book Burning Through the Ages’ handout. Generally, who tends to burn books, and what kinds of books are burned?

(4) Were you surprised by any of the burned books that appeared on the handout? If so, why?

(5) How does book burning in Fahrenheit 451 relate to historical book burning?