From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Edgett)
Subject: re: Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars books...
Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 08:59:08 -0700 (MST)
Another point regarding Kim Stanley R's book's.... even if you don't want to engage the kids in actually reading the books (i.e., they are long, some adult themes, etc.), it does make sense if you are doing any kind of Mars curriculum that involves Mars colonization and/or terraforming that the instructor might want to read the books. I know of at least one case where a school adapted many of the ideas from Robinson's books into a meaningful, cross-disciplinary Mars colonization curriculum. They even do a town meeting to debate the future of Mars-- should it be terraformed or not-- pitting "Reds" against "Greens"-- this is great *social studies* material. (Tom-- you reading this? care to pipe in?) Ken Edgett