It Was a Pleasure to Burn: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

The classic dystopian novel of a future where reading is illegal and firemen burn books.
Maureen Tobin
168 total reviews for this teacher
10 reviews for this class
Completed by 24 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 6 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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Class Experience

I am passionate about reading--doing it, teaching it, encouraging the practice of it. I believe the future of our country and our planet depends on a thinking, active, and literate populace--and I think of teaching this class as part of my duty to the future. 
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Depending on the project the student chooses, there may be further materials needed. (For example, art supplies.) 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
Please see the Common Sense Media's (5-star) review for warnings about violence and bad language.


Maureen TobinI Love Literature!
168 total reviews
190 completed classes

About Me

A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below... 
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