Banned books

and

 censorship

 

In Fahrenheit 451 books are banned so they are burned !

This is not just fiction , in the past and nowadays books were or are banned  for all sorts of reasons...

find out more about it ...

go to :

 http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html

and complete your worksheet:

 

 

Worksheet

1/ about the document do you think it is reliable source? can you trust it?

justify your answer.

2/Browse through the document and fill in the your grid with the following  information.

  • Which titles are familiar to you ? You may have read them, or studied them at school or just heard of them.

  • Where and when were they banned?

  • For what reasons have they been banned

3/Your reaction? Did you expect to find such titles?

 

4/Work in pair:

Do you think it is good to be able to say and show everything...or should there be more restriction ? (think about books, radio programmes, TV shows, posters in the street, songs, films...)

Find examples which may be controversial.

Write a dialogue

One of you defends the  freedom of speech , the other one believes there should be more censorship.Argue your case .

Be ready to act it!

 

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