Get drawn into a dystopian world to witness the struggle between one's self and their society.
Students imagine what themes might be present in a dystopian future as perceived during the early 1950s. Predict what will happen to the woman whose books were hidden in the attic. Complete a paragraph from the novel with their missing vocabulary words. Answer multiple choice questions about the character Faber. Students reflect on the women's discussion of the two presidential candidates, and whether a person's name and appearance plays any factor in today's politics. Depict an alternate reality where Beatty and Montag join forces concerning their interest with books and the information they contain. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is the story of a man's struggle with his society and himself. The story begins with Guy Montag, a "fireman" charged with the job of burning books that have become outlawed. In this society, books have been deemed to have no value with new media and sports accommodating short attention spans. His struggle begins when he meets his neighbor Clarisse McClellan, a free-thinker that begins to open his mind. From there, he soon finds himself stealing the books he was tasked to destroy. Montag's struggle culminates in an attempt to discover the value of books himself, putting him in the very same danger as those he once persecuted.
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