Supplemental Reading for Fahrenheit 451

Pre-AP students, please read this article over the weekend. You should then write a 1-2 page (typed and double spaced) analysis of which points in the article you believe correspond to the history provided by Capt. Beatty on pages 54-62 of Fahrenheit 451. Please support your ideas with direct quotes from both sources, and provide a works cited page at the end of your essay.

More details about the assignment will be given in class on Friday, December 5th.

You also need to view this video in preparation for next week’s discussions.

4 Responses

  1. Interesting…
    I found THIS article which says that Google is NOT making us stupid!

    http://njarv.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-google-making-us-stupid-no-diverse.html

    Take a look at it, and decide for yourself who’s correct.

    By the way… I found this via a quick search on GOOGLE!!!!

  2. Thanks, I will have to take a look at this. What’s important is always that we examine diverse and credible sources so we can make informed decisions.

    If you’re interested in this topic, you may be interested in reading the nonfiction book Everything Bad is Good for Us.

  3. 12:30 AM, and I just finsihed my paper. 🙂
    I actually found that I used some pretty fanciful words despite my lack of energy. It’s a good paper, I think anyway….

    Sorry for posting random gibber-gabber late at night on your website!

    By the way, Happy 16th birthday to Allison!

    Now I am going to turn off the computer, and sleep for 5 and 1/2 hours, wake up, go to school, and do it all over again 🙂

    • Sean (and other Pre-AP students from last year), I thought you’d be interested in knowing that the July/August issue of The Atlantic (the same publication in which the “Is Google Making Us Stupid” article was published) features an article that explores the idea that it may be making us smarter. You can read it at http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200907/intelligence .

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