Wednesday, January 20, 2010

do you teach avatar?

Regarding a little slice of entertainment playing at the nickelodeon, Avatar,'s editor in chief, Annalee Newitz, notes that:
the fantastical elements of [science fiction] works offer a place of “narrative safety” to contemplate real-life issues like environmental decay, totalitarianism and torture.*
Do Language Arts classrooms offer up cozy "narrative safety" spots to discuss the aforementioned issues?

And why do movies get all the credit?

*Source: You Saw What in 'Avatar'? Pass Those Glasses!

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