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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, science fiction, Kindred, Human Experimentation, 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, science fiction, Kindred, Human Experimentation, Scientific Racism, African American History, African American literature

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

Employing Science Fiction to Increase Literacy in the Science Classro

Cristobal Carambo
Keywords: Science, science literacy, science fiction

A Brave New World?

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

2008


Science, Science Fiction and American History

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

Science Through Science Fiction in a Hot Air Balloon

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

Science Fiction of the Fifties: Reflections of Cold War Themes

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

Teaching Science with Science Fiction

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