ERIC Number: ED248165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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The Martian Chronicles. A Sound Filmstrip Program. Study Guide.
This filmstrip study guide dramatizes several stories from Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles" concerning basic issues of human nature: the need to respect cultural differences and the importance of preserving the environment. A collection of 26 short stories, "The Martian Chronicles" describes the colonization of Mars. The personal and political behavior of the colonizers is examined against the imaginative backdrop of a distant planet. The three filmstrips provided in the programs deal with "The Expeditions,""The Settlers," and "The Maritians." For each filmstrip the guide provides a synopsis, activities to use with students before viewing the filmstrip, a list of new vocabulary words, and themes to explore. Unit activities provided include questions for discussion, ideas for creative and expository writing, themes for further investigation, and ways for comparing the book and filmstrip program. The guide concludes with a brief bibliography listing other works by Bradbury, other science fiction, and related non-fiction. (RM)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Creative Writing, Cultural Pluralism, Expository Writing, Filmstrips, Futures (of Society), Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Multimedia Instruction, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States Literature, Units of Study
Media Basics, Inc., Larchmont Plaza, Larchmont, NY 10538 (sound filmstrip kit, $116.50; study guide only, $1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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