Today we began our science fiction unit in English class.
We started with a quickwrite assignment. The prompt was as follows:
1. What do you think it would be like to travel into space? Would you ever want to go? Why or why not?
2. Do you think humans should eventually colonize other planets? Why or why not?
Next, we watched a short video on the upcoming privately funded Mars mission, Mars One. After watching the video, we discussed the ethics, viability, and purposes of this mission.
For homework, please read up to page 40 in the novel.