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

Through the lens of short stories, we will look at the ethical issues brought up by some of the greatest writers in Science Fiction.
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Completed by 30 learners

55 minutes

per class

3x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue May 24

May 24 - May 26 (1 week)
Tu, We, Th
2pm - 2:55pm

Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jun 15 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We
1pm - 1:55pm

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Class Experience

Students will explore ethics, the short story form, and learn about several very important figures in Science Fiction. 
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. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
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.)


Tassie Bauman SmithWriting, Grammar, Literature and ESL
319 total reviews
282 completed classes

About Me

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... 
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