Tuesday, November 9, 2010

H. G. Wells Webquest

Directions: Open a word document. Follw the directions and links below.

Put your name and date in the upper right hand corner.

For the past few months we have been working with gothic literature. Take a look at this article that outlines some of the main ideas of gothic literature. Also take a look at this powerpoint. Summarize this article and the powerpoint presentation for #1 on your word document.

Now, let's take a look at this website that gives a definition for science fiction. Copy that definition into #2 on your word document. Then, because this definition is complicated, tell me what this actually means in your own words.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, "Why should I care about science fiction? This is Gothic Lit class!" Take a look here at this science fiction timeline. On #3 in your word document, tell me at least 5 events on this timeline that could be considered gothic. Do you see at least one major thing that these two genres have in common? (I hope so!)

Yesterday in class we watched a portion of War of the Worlds, which was written by H. G. Wells. He was considered the father of science fiction. But instead of me telling you, go here and read his biography. On #4 on your word document tell me 10 things you learn about H.G. Wells.

To get our hands dirty with some science fiction literature, read this selection by H.G. Wells. This story is called "The Magic Shop." On #5 on your word document, summarize this story.

On #6 on your word document, pick out at least 3 words that you do not know. Define them on your word document.

On #7 on your word document, use this site. Look at the third quote, about advertising. On your word document copy this quote and then tell me what you think H. G. Wells meant by this. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Print out your word document and turn it in by the beginning of class tomorrow.

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