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ERIC Number: ED109038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 72
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Guide to Science Fiction: Exploring Possibilities and Alternatives.
Paine, Doris M.; Martinez, Diana
Designed to help teachers develop science fiction materials, this guide provides references to useful books, examples of various teaching techniques, motivation techniques, evaluation methods, and a rationale for the importance of science fiction in the secondary curriculum. Using science fiction themes along with special techniques, a teacher can involve students in examining values, setting goals, and speculating about the future. The guide includes subject area possibilities for science fiction; tips for the use of multi-titles and small groups in a science fiction unit; a sample classroom valuing exercise; tips for writing behavioral objectives; specific science fiction themes and related books; a speculation exercise designed to develop creative thinking; five thematic teaching units on the subjects of utopia/dystopia, extraterrestrial invasion, present invasion and contact by UFOs, future invasions, and humanity versus technology; evaluation methods and questions for a course or unit; and techniques for using science fiction to introduce or conclude a conventional unit on literature, social studies, or humanities. (Author/DE)
Bantam Books, Inc., School and College Division, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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