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Police Free City: Writing Emancipatory Visionary Fiction

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

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

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


“What If…?”

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

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

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

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

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

Five Earths

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

African-American Narratives Exploratory: Detective Gazes & Futuristic Furies

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

Employing Science Fiction to Increase Literacy in the Science Classroom

Cristobal Carambo
Keywords: Science, science fiction, science literacy

A Brave New World?

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


Science, Science Fiction and American History

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

Science Through Science Fiction in a Hot Air Balloon

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

Science Fiction of the Fifties: Reflections of Cold War Themes

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

Teaching Science with Science Fiction

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