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I am teaching Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 to high school sophomores this fall and am wondering what the most effective way to teach it will be. I think this is such an influential and important novel and I really want to make the students connect with the novel and get everything out of it that they can. I am open to discussion about specific activities or general approach strategies. I have a little over a month to get this set up and really just want it to be effective.

My thoughts so far: comparing the different covers of the novel as a pre-reading activity; Discussing books that have been banned and the reasons for their banning; discussing the censorship of Fahrenheit 451 that was done without Bradbury's consent or knowledge; discussing ways in which Bradbury was predictive of how our culture is today; how plausible the society presented in the novel is; how close we are to that society now...

I am open to suggestions, advice, changes, etc!

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