End of the World Homework Page
"Life's always been a business of working hard and fighting the cold... The earth's always been a lonely place, millions of miles from the next planet. And no matter how long the human race might have lived, the end would have come some night. Those things don't matter. What matters is that life is good. It has a lovely texture, like some thick fur of the petals of flowers--you've never seen those, but you know our ice-flowers--or like the texture of flames, never twice the same. It makes everything else worthwhile. And that's as true for the last man as the first." -- Pa in Fritz Leiber's "A Pail of Air"
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HW #12Finish Zoline if we didn't in class! Select a paper topic . Complete an outline for your essay and submit to turnitin by class time.
HW #11Finish Zoline if we didn't in class! Select a paper topic and formulate THREE DIFFERENT thesis statements (either for one idea or for different ideas for an essay).
HW #10Quiz on The Time Machine chapters 10, 11, 12, epilogue
HW #9Quiz on The Time Machine chapters 8 + 9.
HW #8Quiz on The Time Machine chapters 5, 6, and 7.
HW #7Quiz on The Time Machine chapters 1,2,3,4.
HW #6EOW 4: Quiz on Arthur Clarke's "The Star" and "Nine BIllion Names of God," One quiz for both. Remember that revised excerpts are due at turnitin by Friday night.
EOW 5: Quiz on Arthur Clarke's "Nine BIllion Names of God," One quiz for both. Remember that revised excerpts are due at turnitin by Friday night.
HW #5Quiz on Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"
HW #4Quiz on Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
HW #3Quiz on "Pail of Air"
HW #2Quiz on "Adam and No Eve"
HW #1 Welcome!Save the world! Break the cycle of war! On the piece of blank computer paper, choose a point in James Thurber's "The Last Flower" to STOP, REVISE and BREAK the cycle. Where would you do something differently? Choose the number to delete and replace with yours. DRAW 1-5 new boxes (in the style of Thurber's simple line drawings) in which you change the course of events for the better including captions (10 points). Then, underneath, write a well developed paragraph that explains how your vision could work and why it makes a better future (5 points).
Student Final Projects
SHORT STORY UNIT
Isaac Asimov's "Nightfall"
Alfred Bester's "Adam and No Eve"
Arthur Clarke's "The Nine Billion Names of God" & "The Star"
Ursula Le Guin's "Those Who Walk Away From Omelas"
Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Fredric Brown's "Puppet Show"
TP Caravan's "Random Sample"
Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"
Philip Jose Farmer
Gaye Jee's "A Civilising Influence
Ursula Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from OmelasThe Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Franz Leiber's "A Pail of Air"
Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death"
James Thurber's "The Last Flower"
HG Wells' "The Star"
Short Story Project
LIMITED RESOURCES / OVERPOPULATION UNIT
TIME AND ENTROPY UNIT
"Heat Death of the Universe"
The Time Machine
Planet of the Apes
Oryx and CrakeMs. G Handouts
2001:A Space Odyssey
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