Wednesday, July 14, 2010
When You See The Robot, Drink.
My younger class, all boys, seem to be enjoying studying Futurama as much as I enjoy teaching it. I'm always amazed at how well this particular episode (Love and Rocket) is written. It's thematically densely packed, and has an incredible assortment of historical and pop cultural references. All I need to do is keep alert for the occasional parents that believe it's not a real text 'cos it's from TV.
Still not in love with Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. It is reasonably easy to teach though. Not a book I'll ever choose to read again. Of course I'll have to re-read it every time I have to teach it.
Still, we're getting some Spec Fic into the curriculum, even if others around us don't recognise it for what it is. Now to get them studying Blade Runner, or A Scanner Darkly.