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Great Short Stories of Science Fiction Camp: Asimov, Le Guin, and Keyes

Tassie Bauman Smith
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(390)
Through the lens of short stories, we will look at the ethical issues brought up by some of the greatest writers in Science Fiction.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
Intermediate Level
Students will explore ethics, the short story form, and learn about several very important figures in Science Fiction. 
Homework Offered
The reading for this class is challenging. Students will need to read 3 short stories in a week. The links to download the PDFs are in the class description so students can start the reading right away. Depending on reading level/speed students will need approximately an hour to read the first and last story. The middle story is shorter and can be read in perhaps half an hour.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
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These short stories are full of sensitive topics including the value of low vs high intelligence, disability, what it means to be a human being, genetic disorders, guilt, the role of religion in society, scapegoatism, abuse, and sex outside of marriage. In no way is any of the language graphic or erotic. As a teacher, I approach all these things as an opportunity to explore ethics and good character. However, you should consider previewing these short stories to see if they are appropriate for your learner. (Please leave me a message with any questions! I'll be happy to discuss these questions before your learner begins the class.)

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(390)
I teach all kinds of English classes including writing, grammar, literature, and ESL.  I am an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction especially poetry, science fiction, and fantasy. 

I have been teaching for more than 10 years.  I taught English... 
Group Class


for 3 classes
3x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 33 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-8 learners per class

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