Daily Lessons for Teaching Red Mars

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Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Festival Night)


Part 1: Festival Night

Science fiction is a popular genre dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science and technology. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style of this section reveals the genre of this book as a science fiction novel.


1) Class Discussion: What is a science fiction novel? Identify elements of a science fiction novel in this chapter. In a science fiction novel, there is usually a setting in the future, outer space, or involving aliens and stories that involve technology or scientific principles that contradict laws of nature. What does the author reveal about the character(s) in these settings that immediately introduces the element of a science fiction novel? What elements of the story line reveal this genre?

2) Group Discussion: Divide the class into smaller groups. Discuss how the book would be different if the genre was...

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