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Fahrenheit 451 Project
Transcript of Fahrenheit 451 Project
These are the instructions AND samples to help you understand the final six weeks project.
This project may be completed with up to
people in a group. The work DOES NOT change with the number of people.
You may do the project on PowerPoint or Prezi
PROJECT DUE ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12! PRESENTATIONS BEGAN ON THAT DAY!
Journals will be completed by EVERY SINGLE STUDENT and will be different for EACH student. NO COPYING!!!!
There are three sections of the book. You will create a total of SIX visual journals for the entire book (two for each section).
For EACH journal you will create a
that relates to that section of the book.
The visual will be
SYMBOLIC NOT literal
The visual may relate to a character, conflict, theme, setting or tone of the book.
That means there are certain items that are OFF limits! You
CANNOT use any item
that is used in the book.
You will, in
THREE or more
symbol, explain the symbol and how it relates to the book. You will provide a quote with PAGE number to support your explanation.
The journal will be on PLAIN paper. Notebook paper journals will result in TWENTY points being deducted!
Rhetorical/ Literary Devices
You will select a total of
devices from your lists and connect them to the novel.
You will write down the device.
You will write down the quote/passage WITH the page number.
You write down the
surrounding the quote (What is happening in the story?)
the device enhances the story, tone, conflict or characterization. WHY does the author use the device!
THREE OR MORE
sentences! (Do not test me on this!)
JUST IDENTIFY THE DEVICE!!
device and explanation, you will have a visual or video that captures the FEELING or EMOTION the device creates. It CANNOT be from the Fahrenheit movie!
Sample using The Awakening
"The conditions of her life were in no way changed, but her whole existence was dulled, like a faded garment which seems no longer worth wearing." page 62
Context: Robert has just left for Mexico and Edna is spending her time swimming alone.
A garment which is faded has no color or vitality. The simile emphasizes the way Edna's life feels pointless and lethargic without Robert there to spend quality time with. Although her quality of life and station remain the same, she feels that it is now dull and not worth enjoying in comparison to the fun she had with Robert whose affections added color and beauty.
You will make thematic connections with your novel and FOUR other sources.
With your novel:
You will use the theme
"Do I dare disturb the universe?"
In your novel, you will find
instances this theme appears.
You will EXPLAIN in
FOUR or more
instance how this theme applies.
DO NOT JUST SUMMARIZE. EXPLAIN how the theme applies and its importance.
You will connect the same theme to FOUR other sources. The other sources may be other novels, short stories or movies (nothing in real life).
outside connection, you will write a two to three sentence summary (
IN YOUR OWN WORDS
) of the piece.
You will then EXPLAIN in
FOUR or more
sentences how the theme applies. DO NOT SUMMARIZE!
This is an explanation!
You will provide a video or image that relates to each outside source.
Example Using The Awakening
Summary: A young Victorian woman has been repressed her whole life by society and her husband. One summer, she begins to discover her own independence and identity and it has profound consequences on her family, social standing and mental stability.
Theme Connection 1: The first time that this theme appears is when Edna refuses to enter the villa at her husband's insistence. The book states on page 41, "She would, through habit, have yielded to his desire; not with any sense of submission or obedience to his compelling wishes, but unthinkingly, as we walk, move, sit, stand, go through the daily treadmill of the life which is portioned to us." Edna dares to disturb the universe by not submitting as a woman of her time was expected to do. If the husband asked for something, a wife was expected to oblige. Instead, she wanted to make her own choice regarding her own comfort and not have it dictated by a husband whose only motive for having her come inside was because he requested it and not her well-being.
Example using Titanic
Summary: A young woman named Rose on board the ship Titanic is engaged to be married to a wealthy financier from old money. While on she ship, she meets a young poor man named Jack. Jack is not concerned with social protocol like the people Rose deals with. She and Jack soon fall in love and must deal with the repercussions of this love while trying to survive the crashing of the Titanic into an iceberg.
Theme Connection: Rose dares to disturb the universe because she chooses to follow her heart than money. Her engagement is one set up for financial security and social standing. This was common practice for women of the Victorian era and not a tradition so easily broken. Instead of opting for money, she willingly dares to choose love. Women of this time were not known to be defiant and bold, but Rose makes it a point to vocalize her love for Jack and reject her old life, even if it means losing her family and friends.
Real World Connections
The novel Fahrenheit 451, is about a man willing to challenge the world around him. He is willing to alter himself and even attempt to alter those around him, as well as the society in which he lives.
For this part, you will make
real world connections to the spirit and theme embodied by Fahrenheit 451. You will select REAL life people who dared to challenge the conventions, standards or people of their time. These people may be politicians, inventors, athletes, business professionals, medical personnel, entertainers and so forth.
They may be people who are considered "good" or "bad".
They may come from ANY time period and ANY part of the world.
DO NOT SELECT SOMEONE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE FAMOUS!
Example: Michael Jordan may have become a superstar basketball player, BUT he did not alter society, people or change the fundamentals of the game. He was just a really good player.
You CANNOT do Martin Luther King, Jr or Abraham Lincoln.
You will discuss
they challenged society and
this was considered a challenge. You will also explain the
of this person.
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE A BIOGRAPHY! IF YOU PLAGIARIZE YOU WILL FAIL- PERIOD!!!!!!!
IF YOU HAVE TO USE A WEBSITE TO HELP WITH RESEARCH, YOU MUST CITE THE SOURCE PROPERLY!
You will have THREE or more sentences for EACH person.
For EACH person, you will also find a visual or video.
DO NOT JUST GIVE ME AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HISTORY LESSON! I WANT TO KNOW HOW THEY CHANGED OR AFFECTED SOCIETY AND WHY THIS EMBODIES "DO I DARE DISTURB THE UNIVERSE?"
Sample using Walt Disney
When cartoons were first developed, they were originally throwaway pieces. They were distractions in between film reels and news bits in theaters while projectionists cued up the next reel on the projector. Walt Disney recognized the appeal of cartoons with adults and children alike and decided to gamble on making a full length animated movie. This was a risky move as no one thought that a person would want to sit and watch a cartoon that spanned a little over an hour. He had to borrow over a million dollars just to fund the project and everyone thought the risk would end Disney's career. "Snow White" came out in 1938 and was a success ("Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"). Other production companies started making longer animated films as well, but Disney was the first to recognize the potential. Since then, Disney has emerged as the world leader in cartoon entertainment. At some point, almost every child and adult in the world has watched a Disney cartoon movie.
The Due Dates for EACH SECTION:
2 Journals for "The Hearth and the Salamander" due: Thursday, November 21
2 Journals for "The Sieve and the Sand" due Wednesday, December 4
2 Journals for "Burning Bright" due Wednesday, December 11
Sample using The Awakening
The picture is an image inside the Louvre and represents Edna at the start of the novel. Life is meant to be enjoyed and cherished. It is beautiful and and mysterious, just like these paintings inside the Louvre, but, like a museum patron, Edna is forced to be a detached observer. "She could not have told why she was crying. Such experiences as the foregoing were not uncommon in her married life." (page 8) She cannot reach out and touch or alter her life just as one cannot touch a painting in the museum. The painting, like Edna's life, belongs to someone else. She can only sit quietly and observe.