Fahrenheit 451 Curriculum Unit
Students exercise critical thinking through inquiry, questioning, analysis, discussion, and Socratic seminar. They reflect on themes through text-to-self writing, journal entries, and free-writing. They analyze style, imagery, archetypes, and symbols. Students have opportunities for research and Web Quests.
Supplementary materials include an objective test with answer key, projects, and essay test.
- Critical thinking
- Leadership and responsibility
- Productivity and accountability
This science fiction novel is set in the distant future in a dystopia where firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Guy Montag, the protagonist, lives in a technologically advanced society that bans books and punishes independent thought. A fireman, he burns books until he discovers their worth and eventually flees to join kindred spirits in a remote area. The novel shows Ray Bradbury’s distrust of rampant technology and commitment to humanistic values.
Includes 10 lessons and 27 handouts.
Grades 9-12. High school. Reproducible. 84 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8 x 11 inches.