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Teaching A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder

"A Sound of Thunder" is a science fiction short story by Ray Bradbury, first published in Collier's magazine in the June 28, 1952 issue. The story begins in the future, in which the time machine has been invented but is still very temperamental. A hunter named Eckels pays to go traveling back into the past on a guided safari to kill a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Ray Bradbury
Reprinted by permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. Copyright (c) 1952 by the Crowell Collier Publishing Company, renewed 1980 by Ray Bradbury

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Should people be blamed for accidental outcomes caused by their actions?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.6 - Point of View

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3,4
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