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A Wrinkle in Time: Assignment

Topics

·         Madeleine L’Engle
·         Science Fiction v. Fantasy
·         Space exploration in the 1960s
·         Communism in the Soviet Union
·         Concept of Time Travel

Guiding Questions

 

How can our weaknesses become our strengths? When might our strengths be weaknesses?

When are risks justified? When are they foolish?

Why is conformity appealing to many people? What are the dangers of conformity?

What might you learn about how to live from real-life and fictional heroes?

 

Search Terms

 

TIME travel
SPACE & time
TIME perception
TIME -- Psychological aspects
TIME measurements
TIME dilation -- Research
SPECIAL relativity (Physics)

general relativity
a branch of science first described by Albert Einstein showing the relationship between gravity and acceleration
black holes
objects so massive for their size that their gravitational pull prevents everything, even light, from escaping
event horizon
the imaginary spherical shell surrounding a black hole that marks the boundary where no light or any other information can escape

 

 OUTER space -- Exploration
SPUTNIK satellites
SPACE vehicle launching
SPACE race
SOVIET Union -- Relations -- United States
SPACE vehicles -- Landing -- Moon
UNITED States. National Aeronautics & Space Administration