The Death of Print? Debating the Future of Reading

In this lesson, students watch a student-made documentary about the future of the printed book industry, think about and debate the future of printed books, and undertake a critical and creative writing assignment on the topic.


Some media may contain mature content. Discretion is advised when viewing with students.

Lesson Plan

Play the documentary Epilogue: The Future of Print, by Hannah Ryu Chung for your students. After the documentary has finished, organize the class into small groups and have them think about and respond to the following questions. You can either have each group address all of the questions or assign each group one question.

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Lesson tags: Eleventh, English, History, Pop Culture, Social Studies, Tenth, Twelfth

Niall Brennan

Niall Brennan Niall is a professor in the Department of Communication at Fairfield University and holds a Ph.D in Media and Communications. Niall is a well-traveled educator and has taught across the globe from Brazil to the UK. He has also worked in publishing, advertising and information systems in New York City. When he’s not teaching, Niall enjoys cooking, photography and spending time with his best friend and dog, Harry.