Analyzing Vonnegut's View of the Future and His Commentary on the Present in Harrison Bergeron

This Analyzing Vonnegut's View of the Future and His Commentary on the Present in Harrison Bergeron lesson plan also includes:

Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron" engages adolescents with its theme about the dangers of complete societal equality. Learners complete a graphic organizer to track literary elements in the story, as well as an inference chart for drawing conclusions. Individuals then draw their interpretations of the main character before writing an objective summary of the text.

5 Views 3 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups discuss the parallels between the setting of the novel and present-day society
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars must read Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" to complete the activity
  • Assumes pupils are familiar with literary devices, such as allusion, conflict, mood, foreshadowing, and irony 
Pros

  • Includes a wealth of options for adapting the lesson plan, including various discussion questions and activities, extended resources, and suggestions for accommodations
  • Contains learning objectives and guiding questions to better facilitate the lesson
Cons

  • The assessment rubric link is inactive