This modern film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel portrays a futuristic society that burns books as a way to suppress thought and maintain order.
Get a better understanding of the story and its message. In the accompanying lesson, students study the film’s themes and make connections to today’s issues of censorship.
Themes include censorship, dystopia, “fake news,” science fiction, suppression of truth and totalitarianism. Instructional elements for consideration include critical thinking, debate and discussion, research, paired reading and text analysis.
Perfect for lesson plans tied to National Constitution Day on September 17, Freedom of Speech Week in October and National Science Fiction Day on January 2.