Why Should You Read Kurt Vonnegut?

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In the midst of darkness, there's hope. A video lesson shares key themes found in Kurt Vonnegut's writing, including the idea of hope in darkness. After watching the video, viewers take a short quiz to test their understanding, answer discussion questions, and find resources to dig deeper into the topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Watch the video before beginning one of Vonnegut's novels
  • Assign the discussion questions as homework and have scholars hold a conversation with one another online
Classroom Considerations
  • Must have a TED-Ed account to take the quiz
  • Requires a teacher login to be customized for learners
Pros
  • Ideal for using within a flipped classroom or digital setting
  • Includes animations to make the video more engaging    
Cons
  • None