Analyzing a Modern Take (in Film) on Vonnegut’s View of the Future in “Harrison Bergeron”

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, LCD Projector, Speakers/Headphones, Computer Media Player
Instructional Time: 1 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: Vonnegut, media, Kurt Vonnegut, allusion, film treatment, literary elements, objective summary, Harrison Bergeron

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1 Lesson Plan

Analyzing Vonnegut's View of the Future and his Commentary on the Present in “Harrison Bergeron”

In this lesson (lesson one in a two-part unit), students will read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story "Harrison Bergeron" examining the usage of literary elements in order to develop an objective summary describing how the author uses language to portray characterization, impact tone and mood, and develop the central ideas of the text. Students will be able to remark upon/critique the author's criticism of society through his combination of the above elements.

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Lesson Plan

Analyzing Vonnegut's View of the Future and his Commentary on the Present in “Harrison Bergeron”:

In this lesson (lesson one in a two-part unit), students will read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story "Harrison Bergeron" examining the usage of literary elements in order to develop an objective summary describing how the author uses language to portray characterization, impact tone and mood, and develop the central ideas of the text. Students will be able to remark upon/critique the author's criticism of society through his combination of the above elements.

Type: Lesson Plan