Objective: This book was written in 1974. In order to completely understand the book and its characters, it is important to understand the world in the early 1970s..
1) Divide the class into 3 groups.
(1) Have one group research, using the library or web sites, the status of technology in 1974. What calculators and computers had been invented at that time? What types of technology did people use regularly in their homes in the US?
(2) Have one group research, using the library or web sites, society in the early 1970s. What were the attitudes of students on college campuses? Why? What was happening politically in the US?
(3) Have one group research, using the library or web sites, the daily life of the typical American in 1974. What types of jobs did most Americans have? How many people worked in manufacturing, in technology, in offices, in agriculture? How old were Interstate highways? How...
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