Learning Target: What is Vonnegut’s message in the short story “Harrison Bergeron”?
Story Link: http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html
Today’s Classwork (Due Monday – 20 points):
- Certain systems (communism / socialism) promise the ‘end of class structure’ and the ‘equality of all people’. Why is this a dangerous concept? Explain using what you read in “Harrison Bergeron”.
- What is required to make everyone equal (in the story or anywhere else)?
In Class Mini-Lesson: “Do We Need Equality”? Watch and use to help discuss and explore today’s 2 questions.
The Panopticon: How they watch everyone, including George Bergeron, to make sure he does as he’s told:
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