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2020


Police Free City: Writing Emancipatory Visionary Fiction

Charlie McGeehan
Keywords: fiction, fantasy, dark fantastic cycle, science fiction, Reading, Literature, social studies, the Hunger Games, writing, Black Lives Matter

Dabbling in the Dark: The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of the Black Speculative Aesthetic

Ryann M. Rouse
Keywords: English Language Arts, fantasy, science fiction, race, Black Speculative Art, Afrofuturism

2015


“What If…?”

Joyce Arnosky
Keywords: ethics, science fiction, social commentary, time travel, being “the other”

“All of the Same Family”: The Fictional Science that Created America

Benjamin Hover
Keywords: Enlightenment, Kindred, Human Experimentation, science fiction, African American History, African American literature, Scientific Racism

Un-Zombied and Magically Black: A Kaleidoscope of the African-American’s Supernatural World

Wendi Mungai Umoren
Keywords: Enlightenment, Human Experimentation, Kindred, science fiction, African American History, African American literature, Scientific Racism

Five Earths

Alexander Maxfield Arnosky
Keywords: ethics, science fiction, social commentary, time travel, being “the other”

African-American Narratives Exploratory: Detective Gazes & Futuristic Furies

Bonnee Breese Bentum
Keywords: Great American Migration, fantasy, Cosmic Slop, detective fiction, Easy Rawlins, science fiction, Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, race in fiction, speculative fiction, time travel, UbD, Understanding by Design, Walter Mosley, Barbara Neely, snitches, African American literature, African-American heroes, African-American authors

Employing Science Fiction to Increase Literacy in the Science Classroom

Cristobal Carambo
Keywords: science fiction, Science, science literacy

A Brave New World?

Nicole Flores
Keywords: Reading, science fiction, Parable of the Sower, literacy, literacy skills, The Giver

2008


Science, Science Fiction and American History

Myrtle Bastien
Keywords: fiction, science fiction, History, Monitor and Merrimac, naval warfare, invention, ironclad ships, submarine, Civil War, secret weapon

Science Through Science Fiction in a Hot Air Balloon

Nancy Baulis
Keywords: fantasy, science fiction, Dirigibles, Hindenburg, Math, Science, Philadelphia Zoo, hot air balloon, aeronautics, social studies, weather, Wizard of Oz, writing, air machines

Science Fiction of the Fifties: Reflections of Cold War Themes

Steven Shust
Keywords: films, fear, destruction through the lens of science fiction, science fiction, novels, History, control, conformity, cold war technology, themes of alientation, cold war politics, cold war culture, Cold War, American History

Teaching Science with Science Fiction

Stuart Surrey
Keywords: flow of energy, energy, English, science fiction, matter, printed, Science, Chemistry, chemical reactions, audiovisual, atomic structure