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Lonely Future: Exploring Technology and Community Through Science Fiction
Technology has the ability to both build and destroy community. In this class students will read the short sci-fi story Super Toys Last All Summer Long, then debate whether or not technology is helping us connect, or making us lonelier.
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Technology has the ability to both build and destroy community. In this class students will start considering this idea by watching a short video by the actress Charlene deGuzman about phone addiction. Then students will read the short sci-fi story Super Toys Last All Summer Long, by Brian Aldiss (the basis for the film A.I.) which addresses a future in which the idea of connection through technology takes a sad twist. Then students will finish by being split into two different teams. I will...
Students will learn the style of a basic debate, as well as how to argue a point that they may, or may not, agree with.
I taught a science fiction elective to middle schoolers this past winter and this particular class was one of our liveliest discussions.
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
JP KemmickSpecializing in stories of all kinds.
7 total reviews
18 completed classes
Ever since I was in elementary school, I've known that I loved reading and writing. Now, I get to teach both to share that love with young learners! I especially love teaching creative writing, including fantasy, fairy tales, science fiction and...