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Does Science Fiction Predict the Future? Inquiry Based Media Literacy Unit
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Students will learn the potential costs and benefits of social media, digital consumption, and our relationship with technology as a society in the three-week lesson. This inquiry based unit of study will answer the following questions:

Essential Question: How can we use science fiction’s ability to predict the future to help humanity?

Supportive Questions 1: What predictions of future development has science fiction accurately made in the past? This can include technology, privacy, medicine, social justice, political, environmental, education, and economic.

Supportive Question 2: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are positive for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to make these predictions reality?

Supportive Question 3: What predictions for future development in contemporary science fiction are negative for the future of humanity? What factors need to begin in your lifetime to stop these negative outcomes?

(Thumbnail is a screenshot of the OER Commons lesson page, taken 7/26/2022 by Christina Nelson.)

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Literature
English Language Arts
Secondary English Language Arts
Technology
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Author:
Morgen Larsen
Date Added:
07/26/2022
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Know Your Literature Genres
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The various genres and subgenres are presented to the students using a video and presentation, and use of examples of several fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books. Then, using a mixed-genre set of books, and the notes they took during the presentation, students will identify the genres represented in each set.After students finish reading a book independently, they will use what they learned from the presentation to identify the book's genre in their book reviews for their ELA teacher.

Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
11/05/2021
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Know Your Literature Genres
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The various genres and subgenres are presented to the students using a video and presentation, and use of examples of several fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books. Then, using a mixed-genre set of books, and the notes they took during the presentation, students will identify the genres represented in each set.

Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/25/2021
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Know Your Literature Genres
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The various genres and subgenres are presented to the students using a video and presentation, and use of examples of several fiction, non-fiction, and poetry books. Then, using a mixed-genre set of books, and the notes they took during the presentation, students will identify the genres represented in each set.After students finish reading a book independently, they will use what they learned from the presentation to identify the book's genre in their book reviews for their ELA teacher.

Subject:
Secondary English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
10/21/2021
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Reading Engagement Lesson 2: Speed Book Dating
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In this lesson there will be books placed on tables around the library with questionnaires for students to answer in the format of "speed dating" to help students choose a book matching their interests and reading level.

Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
11/08/2021
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You are an Independent Reader
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Students will be given an introduction to the library layout and how to find books in the library catalog. They will understand strategies for choosing books for independent reading. Students will begin researching the various methods provided by teachers to present knowledge of a book at the end of the school year, why the selected it, and what other books they plan on reading next.

Subject:
Media and Communications
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Date Added:
11/15/2021