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Transcript of F451 Introduction
by: Ray Bradbury
An introduction focusing on the power of censorship
Discussion Time: Small Groups
What is Censorship?
Is it ever okay to censor things?
Do you think schools should ever have the right to censor the books that are taught?
Do you think schools should ever have the right to censor the books that are in the library?
Do you ever worry about things that are being read to your little brothers or sisters in school?
And Tango Makes Three
Journal Reflection: (5-10 minutes)
And Tango Makes Three has shown up on many banned books lists over the past few years. Do you agree with this choice? Explain. Make a list of reasons why you would support banning book. If you do not support banning books, make a list of reasons why you think people would want to ban books from schools.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
First Amendment, US Constitution
What do the following charts reveal about censorship in our country?
Independent Study: 2010-2011 Band Books List
Look over the list and pick out the books you have read or heard of over the years.
What surprises do you have from this list?
Looking at the list as a whole what seems to be the top three reasons these books are being challenged?
Censorship: Who determines what should be censored and why? How much should we worry about offending others? What happens when people stop caring? Why censor? These are the questions brought up in Fahrenheit 451!
How is Satire Created in F451?
F451 as Satire (you should write these down)
Development of characters
Symbols (hands, fire, phoenix, books)
All the terms you took notes over for SATIRE!
So what does this have to do with YOU!?!?!
ANNOTATE for all of these things if you
want to fully understand the satirical nature
of F451 in order to gain an understanding of the
deeper meaning of this novel.
Prior to writing F451 Bradbury wrote a short story called The Pedestrian. Some of the characters in this short story will make an appearance in F451. Today we will read and discuss this short story.
What is Fahrenheit 451 about?
Check out this cool student created
book trailer that includes themes and other
things found in the book.