Most people think of setting as simply when and where, and at its most basic it is. But authors put more thought into setting than we pull out of it. Setting isn't just a place and time, it is the complex and nuanced world the story lives in. In this lesson, students will interface with the themes and ideas within "Harrison Bergeron" while also examining all the ways Vonnegut subtly develops his setting.
This lesson includes a presentation with teacher notes, an anticipation guide, and a mini reading guide (with teacher's answers).
Students will walk away with a good grasp on Vonnegut's story, as well as a new appreciation for how authors develop setting.