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Equality: “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Equality: “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

What kind of equality should we care about? Examine the difference between equality of outcome and equality of opportunity by reading the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. online. Then visit the following links for additional resources including a study guide, biographical information and a video series of editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub discussing Kurt Vonnegut’s story with Professor James W. Ceaser. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: RL.9-10.1 ,RL.9-10.2 ,RL.9-10.3




Lesson Plan
February 12, 2020
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Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
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Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
1 Reviews
Great job with this! I love teaching this short story- I have at many schools now, but I've never put a presentation together quite like this. You've inspired me to do much more with this. Great questions (great answers!) very thought-provoking... THANK YOU!
February 23, 2014