Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 26, 2008

Fahrenheit 451 WIKI/View!!

Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 7:05 pm

As prep for tomorrow’s discussion please take a look at how a wiki can support your teaching objectives. Scroll down, click on the media link and watch the short video. What do you think? KES



  1. Wow! This video is certainly disturbing. What really frightens me is what the government will do after the next big terrorist attack. Are we slowly turning into a police state? Will Americans give up their civil liberties in exchange for a feeling of security? Farenheit 451 is certainly a book that is more relevant than ever, in so many different ways.

    Steve did a great job on this Wiki by the way. What a great tool for discussion and collaboration! I’m going to use this site as a model for my students.


    Comment by scrollman — March 27, 2008 @ 7:07 am

  2. I just have one word in regard to the video… What?! Unbelievable. We aren’t even allowed to express discontent? That’s just ridiculous. Doesn’t anyone remember how this country was formed?

    I think Jon is right. We are starting to turn into a police state and it seems that people are largely apathetic. I can’t believe that the general population isn’t talking about this, and that this story hasn’t received much more exposure in the media. But then again, we have to question who really owns the media…

    I will not comment anymore on this subject, for fear of being exposed as someone who is not content with the way things are in this country.

    Until the Russians take over,

    Comment by traverse02 — March 27, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  3. Glad you like the wiki, email me if you want to contribute. I boldly express my discontent right here! With 10% of Americans in the prison system, I’m sure I will find someone to teach there… while I utilize the weight room and read. I will probably get a deferrment on my student loans as well.

    Comment by Steven — March 27, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  4. I’m with you guys on incredulity. Discontent?! I like how German said the 4th amendment was “bruised:” apt discription. Kind of like the underlying life force was broken, and brought visibly to the surface as a result of impact. Very poetic.


    Comment by joycehansen — March 28, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

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