Happy New Year and best wishes to everyone for 2014!
When I was teaching full time, I sometimes had the opportunity to inject my enthusiasm for science fiction into my teaching, particularly with sci-fi films and novels, as well as with short story writing. I have offered quite a few of my resources on-line through a couple of online stores. For those who are Language Arts, English and home school teachers and are looking for materials related to the sci-fi genre, you might find the following resources useful. They are suitable for years 7 – 11.
Satire, Parody and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A 25 slide PowerPoint presentation dealing with the topic of Satire / Parody. The film version of “A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy” forms the basis of this unit.
A PowerPoint presentation on the topic Superheroes, with the PG film "Fantastic Four" as it area of focus.
Short Story Writing: sci-fi / future worlds
"Batman: The Dark Knight": Film as Text
A Film as Text unit of work on the film “Batman: The Dark Knight.”
“I, Robot”: Film As Text