Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
"How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" is a 2010 science fiction novel by Charles Yu. The novel is narrated by a young man with the author's name who travels through time as a time machine repairman and searches for his estranged father. The concept of time travel in the novel functions as a vehicle for the character to explore his own life. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss author Charles Yu.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. "How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe" was published in 2010 and written by Charles Yu. The book deals with themes of memory and regret through the lens of time travel.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the author Charles Yu. When...
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