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The Butter Battle Book. A Satire by Dr. Seuss. Think-pair-share. Discuss with your partner, what are the features of Dr. Seuss books. Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book from your childhood? Be prepared to share your partner’s thoughts. The Butter Battle Book (1984).

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the butter battle book

The Butter Battle Book

A Satire by Dr. Seuss

think pair share
Think-pair-share

Discuss with your partner, what are the features of Dr. Seuss books. Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book from your childhood?

Be prepared to share your partner’s thoughts.

the butter battle book 1984
The Butter Battle Book (1984)
  • Satire of current events in the 1980s.
  • As you watch, consider what events is Dr. Seuss referencing?
  • What commentary is he making on these events?
your group will be assigned a topic
Your group will be assigned a topic:
  • The Cold War
  • Nuclear Arms Race
  • Race for the Superbomb
  • The Berlin Wall
directions
Directions
  • After exploring the source that you have been assigned, identify references to this event in The Butter Battle Book.
  • Identify each reference in the form of a quote.
  • Explain the reference in your own words.
  • Identify the type of satire being used:
    • Exaggeration
    • Incongruity
    • Parody
    • Reversal
presentations
Presentations
  • You will present your research in the form of three PowerPoint slides:
    • Summary of references to your events in the book. Provide some quotes from the book as examples.
    • Summary of commentary Dr. Seuss is making on the event.
    • Satirical devices used by Dr. Seuss to make this commentary.