Watch the first minute of the trailer on the film version of Vonnegut's 1961 short story, "Harrison Bergeron". Choose one of the following prompts to respond to:
Pass back pop quizzes
ANSWER KEY is here if you want to check your answers
1. Discuss starter
2. What are potential problems with Material Equality?
Formal equality v. Material Equality definitions (Watch the first 1:30 of the video)
3. Watch Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron"
SATIRIZE: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
4. Seminar Prep:
Morality and Politics of Justice Journal #1: Equality Seminar Prep
Choose 4 of these questions and write complete paragraphs responding to each question.
5. Whole Class seminar on discussion questions at the end of the story
Go over Morality and Politics of Justice project guidelines
Humanities 11 Teacher at Animas High School