Lesson 1 (from "Mathematician" (pp. 1-24))
PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION is the first book in the Foundation series.
The aim of this lesson is to examine the Foundation series.
1. Divide the class into groups and give each student the title of an Isaac Assimov Foundation novel to research. The students need to find out about the story, characters and some of the themes. What similarities do Assimov's Foundation novels share?
2. With the students brainstorm questions that will help them understand the book better. Ask the students to find the answers to the questions.
3. With the students brainstorm a typical scenario that could happen in a Foundation book. Divide the students into groups of three and assign each group a scenario. Their task is to write that scenario into a scene using the generic conventions from the Foundation books.
4. Homework. Read one of Asimov's short stories.
Lesson 2 (from "Mathematician" (pp. 1-24))
Hari Seldon is a mathematician...
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