Each year that I teach Fahrenheit 451 to my seniors, it seems more and more likely that Ray Bradbury’s predictions will come true. His descriptions of ipods, big screen TV’s, and reality television are eerily accurrate. As I am always looking for new ways to teach this book, I picked up some great ideas from some good people at the English Ning website. To introduce the book, I’ve attached a link to the short story, The Pedestrian, which does a great job of setting the stage for the novel. Timely too, as the story takes place on a cold, damp November evening. I’ve also included a video of the beginning of a classic Twilight Zone episode, Time Enough at Last. These activities do a great job of peaking my student’s interest.