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Discovering Dystopia in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

In this 8 week course, students will read, analyze and discuss Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, making connections to modern life
148 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 5 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Aug 30

Aug 30 - Oct 18 (8 weeks)
3pm - 3:50pm
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Class Experience

Students will learn vocabulary, how to recognize themes, motifs and symbols. They will improve their discussion skills and learn how to form an opinion and support that opinion with evidence from the text.  They will learn how to make text-to-self  and text-to-world connections. They will recognize dystopian elements in the book. 
There are serious issues in this book about human interaction, thoughts of suicide, threat of nuclear war.  There are several scenes that contain violence.  I have taught this book for 10 years, and am aware of possible reactions that students might have. 
Students will need to read the assigned pages in the book, keep track of main plot events, character descriptions and decisions the characters make. They will need to come to each session with one or two honest discussion questions. After finishing each section, they will have a short assignment to show their understanding-- this can be writing, drawing, a slide show,  or another option of their choice.
Please purchase the 60th anniversary edition so we can all reference the same pages while we read. The cover is red, black and white. Students will need paper for taking notes and writing their opinions.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment based on discussion.  Assessment based on the short assignments. 
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There are serious issues in this book about human interaction, thoughts of suicide, threat of nuclear war.  There are several scenes that contain violence. There are ties to some current situations ( reliance on technology, lack of interest in books/reading, focus on mindless entertainment, lack of true information to make informed decisions)  
The novel Fahrenheit 451


Lives in the United States
Energetic, Experienced English Teacher
148 total reviews
156 completed classes

About Me

Words, words, words.  Where would we be without them?  They can make us laugh,cry, feel, think, reflect and push us to change the world.  I have 40 years of experience teaching English Language Arts to adolescents-- and I am still smiling!  What... 
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