Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Louis Wu)
Chapter 1, Louis Wu
The Ringworld is a science fiction novel that takes place many years in the future on a planet known as Ringworld. The objective of this lesson is to introduce the students to the genre of Science fiction literature and give them an idea of what to expect in this novel as a work of science fiction.
1. Small groups: Ask the students to break into small groups and discuss the first chapter of the novel. What type of story does this seem to be? How did they come to this conclusion? What information have they learned so far?
2. Class Discussion: Define the science fiction genre to the class. Science fiction is a genre where the imaginary elements are things that can happen under the laws of nature and within the realm of science within the context of the story itself. Science fiction also...
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