Fahrenheit 451: Biography

This Fahrenheit 451: Biography lesson plan also includes:

"It just takes a spark." The sparks that gave rise to Fahrenheit 451 are detailed in an audio biography of Ray Bradbury. After listening to Part I of the engaging narration, class groups read background essays and prepare presentations of what they have learned in the essays. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • In addition to the audio, be sure to set aside time to preview the 23-minute video to determine if this delightful film is appropriate for your classes
  • The shorter video is an edited version of the same film
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a series of a 10-lesson unit using Fahrenheit 451 as a core text
  • Track One of the audio is 16:30 long
Pros

  • The attached articles on the 1950s, science fiction, censorship, and on Bradbury are packed with great background information
  • All related materials are included in the attached zip file
Cons

  • Some listeners made need additional support, in the form of a listening guide worksheet, to remain focused during the audio