From the resource:
"From personal computers to the latest electronic gadgetry for the home or entertainment, Americans seem to have fallen in love with just about anything that will make our high-tech lifestyles more comfortable, convenient, and enjoyable. Students first complete a survey to establish their beliefs about technology before using a literary elements map to explore the role of a fictional technology in a novel such as 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, REM World, or Feed. Next, students discuss and debate what they believe the story's author is saying about technology. By exploring the fictional technology, students are urged to think more deeply about their own beliefs and to pay attention to the ways that technology is described and used. This lesson plan can also be completed with short stories, video games, films, and other fictional resources that examine issues related to science and technology and their possible effects on society."
Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10
Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, LCD Projector
Keywords: technology, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury, 1984, Brave New World, dystopia, dystopian society, science fiction, future society
This lesson plan typically spans three 50-minute class meetings and can be adapted for use with a variety of novels. The activity can also be extended into a writing activity requiring text evidence.
This resource is provided by ReadWriteThink.org, a website developed by the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, with support from the Verizon Foundation.
Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Traci Gardner for www.readwritethink.org
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Hernando
Is this Resource freely Available? Yes
Access Privileges: Public
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