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Teaching Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young people

Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young people

Young people are “hooked” on watching fantasy or reading science fiction. And they may be on to something. It’s a common misunderstanding that reading this genre is an unworthy practice. But the reality is reading science fiction and fantasy may help young people cope. It can be especially helpful during times of stress and anxiety like living through a pandemic or the loss of a loved one.

Esther Jones, Associate Professor of English, affiliate with Africana Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, Clark University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does science fiction build resiliency?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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