Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Against Stupidity: Chapter: 1-10)
Section 1: Against Stupidity: Chapter: 1-10
Science fiction is a popular genre of fiction dealing with the impact of imagined innovations in science and technology. The objective of this lesson is to examine how the writing style reveals the genre of this book as a science fiction novel.
1) Class Discussion: What is a science fiction novel? Begin with a discussion of this now popular genre. 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 one 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 are full of this genre? Discuss.
2) Group Discussion: Divide the class...
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