In this activity, after students have read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s short story "Harrison Bergeron" they will research aspect of communism, McCarthyism, and the Red Scare to develop an objective response discussing the author's intention for writing the story. uses satire to develop the central ideas of the text.
You can use this activity along with the other "Harrison Bergeron" activities to create a fun Jigsaw activity or it can also be used independently.
This activity includes:
Short writing prompt asking students to synthesize all of the information they have researched to develop a well-thought out response.