Warm Up: Your Favorite Sci-fi Story (10 min)
Fill out the form below and describe some of your favorite science fiction stories or authors. This can cover books, movies, tv shows or comics.
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Biography: Kurt Vonnegut (5 min)
Watch the short video below on one of the most well known science fiction and american writer, Kurt Vonnegut.
The short story linked below is Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut. The story deals with the concept of fairness and equality. While your reading think of the questions below and make at least FIVE comments within the story as your read.
- How is this world like ours?
- How is the world different?
- How is science used in the story?
- What would it be like if you lived in this world?
- What is the moral of the story?
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Harrison Bergeron Movie Adaptation
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For tonight's homework I want to you start thinking about what kind of story you want to write and fill out the form below. Remember the story must revolve around one or more of the topics we learned about. Here's a list of board topics we learned about this year. A more detailed list will be provided next class.
- Plate Tectonics
- Endangered Species
- Water Systems