Fahrenheit 451: Culture and History

This Fahrenheit 451: Culture and History lesson plan also includes:

Are literature and jazz dangerous as Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera contends? To establish the cultural and historical context of Fahrenheit 451, class members read a short essay about the 1950s and listen to classic jazz artists.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider asking music students in the class or your school's music specialist to present the jazz section of the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • The second in a 10-lesson unit study of Fahrenheit 451
  • Designed to be used in order, the sessions can also be supplemented with additional activities
Pros

  • The writing exercise asks individuals to draw comparisons between the technology in the novel and current technology
Cons

  • None