Thousands of Years from Now

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Predictive lit warns about unintended consequences. In his short story, "Thousands of Years from Now" Hans Christian Anderson imagines how travelers thousands of years from now will explore the great monuments and cities of the world. After reading the satire, class members are asked to consider the possible long term cost and benefits of our current fascination with technology.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create their own predictions for a thousand years from now
  • Use as part of a reading of Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano
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