THE BREAD OF KNOWLEDGE “This bread I used to bestow upon hungry little urchins, who, in return, would give me that more valuable bread of knowledge”. – Frederick Douglass “I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years. Philosophy, art history, politics, social science, the poem, the essay, the grandiose play, you name ’em, I ate ’em. ” -Fahrenheit 451
USING A HISTORICAL LENS… • Looking at the social, political, economic, cultural, and/or intellectual context of the time period
USING A HISTORICAL LENS… • Why do you think it was illegal to teach slaves to read and write?
IF KNOWLEDGE = POWER…. • LACK OF KNOWLEDGE= ? • Marginalization= • treatment of a person, group, or concept as insignificant or peripheral. Controlled, suppressed, othered, marginalized
USING A HISTORICAL LENS… CONNECTING TO THE HOLOCAUST • The Nazi’s burned books to “purify” culture, • Why is this ironic?
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WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO REMEMBER?
RELATED BOOKS… • Fahrenheit 451 - Warns about the dangers of censorship/suppression • The Book Thief- Discusses the Nazi Book burnings of WWI