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Book Burning. Why ?. Before the printing press, burning books was an effective form of censorship. Each book was handmade, so there were only a few books. You could control ideas and information by burning books. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<p>Slide 1</p> <p>Book Burning</p> <p>Why ?Before the printing press, burning books was an effective form of censorship. Each book was handmade, so there were only a few books. You could control ideas and information by burning books. Recently governments have used book burnings to intimidate people and show their power.May 10, 1933 in GermanyUniversity students burned more than 25,000 volumes of un-German books. Nazi leaders gave speeches, bands played, and people cheered as books were tossed into the fire.</p> <p>Video of Nazi Book Burning</p> <p>What was un-German?Anything about another type of government.Anything written by an author from another country.Any German writing that was against Nazi leadership.Any books by Jewish authors.</p> <p> Heinrich HeineA German Jewish poet He wrote a play called Almansor.The play has a famous line, Dort, wo man Bcher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.In English - "Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people." </p> <p>May 10, 1933 in the U.S.In New York, 100,000 people marched for six hours to protest the Nazis book burning. </p> <p>Comic Book Burning 194815 years later, hundreds of comic books were burned in West Virginia and New York. The news reported the comic book burnings and many other cities burned their childrens comic books.</p> <p>2010In August 2010, a Florida church announced it would burn copies of the Quran on September 11. They changed their minds.</p> <p>2011Another church in decided to burn the Quran.They did on March 20, 2011.</p> <p>Fahrenheit 451 </p> <p> Banned Books</p> <p>Banned books are books that people dont want other people to read. </p> <p>Sometimes they want the books to be burned. </p> <p>Sometimes they want them to be taken out of school libraries.</p> <p>Sometimes they want teachers to stop reading the books in school. Banned BooksPeople who want to ban books think they are keeping America safe for children. </p> <p>They think that these books can make kids become bad if kids read them.</p> <p>Other people think Americans have the right to free speech and that people shouldnt control what other people read or say.</p> <p>They think people should only be able to tell their own children what they can or cannot read, not everyone elses kids.</p> <p>Banned Book WeekBanned Book Week is celebrated every year by people who want to stop people from banning books. They encourage everyone to talk about this topic and to read books that they feel comfortable with reading.This years celebration is Sept. 30 Oct. 6.It is the 30th anniversary of Banned Book Week. </p> <p>Here are some banned book titles.</p> <p>Huckleberry FinnLanguage, and racism</p> <p>Lord of the FliesSwearing, violence</p> <p>Harry PotterWitchcraft, violence</p> <p>DictionaryInappropriate words</p> <p>The Light in the AtticDisrespect, horror, and violenceOne of the most banned books in the 1990s</p> <p>A Wrinkle in TimeThe battle between good and evil is too close to religious views</p> <p>The Diary of Anne FrankIts a downer.</p> <p>Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?The author has the same name as a Marxist and no one checked to see if it was the same person.</p> <p>James and the Giant PeachViolence</p> <p>The WitchesViolence, witchcraft</p> <p>Little WomenToo feminist</p> <p>To Kill a MockingbirdSwearing, racism</p> <p>Bridge to TerabithiaSwearing, negative view of life, death, witchcraft, and disrespectful to adults</p> <p>Scary Stories to Tell in the DarkScary, graphic pictures</p> <p>Halloween ABCIts about Halloween.</p> <p>Stephen KingSwearing, violent, scary, witchcraft</p> <p>The GiverEuthanasia and suicide </p> <p>The Twilight SeriesVampires and werewolves</p> <p>The Hunger GamesToo scary and violent</p> <p>The LoraxIt makes loggers look bad</p> <p>SpeakIt deals with rape</p> <p>The Chronicles of NarniaInsulting to religionsRebellious childrenMagic</p> <p>Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Oompa-Loompas used to be African Pygmies and some people thought Roald Dahl was being racist</p> <p>Grimms Fairy TalesToo violent, scary, witchcraft</p> <p>A Series of Unfortunate EventsSwearing, death, dark themes</p> <p>Captain Underpants SeriesIts about underpants, toilets, and bathroom stuff Ewwww!</p> <p>Call of the WildAnimal cruelty, violence</p> <p>The BFGFarting, kidnapping,disobeying parents</p> <p>WhirligigDrinking, drunk driving, attempted suicide</p> <p>Dangerous GirlsVampires </p> <p>The Sign of the BeaverRacism </p> <p>DiscussionWhat do you think?Is there a valid reason to burn or ban books?Where is the line?Where are we headed in the future?</p>