Yesterday we took a look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a pre-reading activity and then moved into reading the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. We then finished class by watching the short video “2081” which is a film depicting “Harrison Bergeron”.
*Reminders: If you did not post your “Building Understanding” homework to your edublog.
-Today we are going to work on an activity that takes a closer look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms while highlighting how these rights as we know them in Canada may have been violated in the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. You will be working in partners …it is probably best if you work on Office 365, google docs or some other collaborative app/site.
Please open the document:
-Throughout the short story, many rights and freedoms are violated. The author does this through extreme exaggeration within a dystopian society…what do you believe is the author’s intent?
-Harrison Bergeron: The Movie