Students will read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, analyzing the symbols, figurative language, and writing style of Bradbury and determining how these tools to reveal the book’s central theme: governmental censorship and control on a civilization and its people. Simultaneously, students will choose their own censored or taboo topics and will create a zine covering their chosen topic. With the zine, they will try to reveal hidden truths or ideas that society or government has suppressed.
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