English 10: Harrison Bergeron

We began today by having 6th hour finish sharing/presenting their concept maps. First hour finished yesterday. We then debriefed the process.

Next, we read the satiric story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (here’s an interview with Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart). As we read, we annotated and discussed its implications and connections to Anthem. We also discussed satire and what it entails as a genre. We watched this funny Key & Peele sketch that makes fun of insult comedy/comics (what satire is definitely not).  Sixth hour also watched this Onion “news” report which is trying to make a statement about teenagers and their generation as a whole. We also started to watch the related short film, 2081: Everyone Will Finally be Equal. It can be rented on YouTube. We will continue the conversation on Thursday.

Interesting video: “How is Ayn Rand Still A Thing?” by John Oliver 🙂

Bring your SSR book tomorrow.


About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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