The following materials are included in the course package:
- Women’s Literature: Worlds of Fantasy and Science Fiction Coursebook
- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
- Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
- The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
- Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
- 1 Blank Journal
Additional Materials Recommended
The following materials are recommended for use with this coursebook (NOT included in course package):
Course Length: One semester
Suggested Grade Level(s): 11 12
View samples of our high school curriculum here.
How do stories about unknown new worlds lead to discovering your own world?
This course in Women’s Literature is focused on works of science fiction and fantasy written by women. Students explore the freedom these genres offer for women writers discover the values and ideas that inform the stories and explore themes of identity gender race and social justice.
In this one-semester course students read three books one novella and several short stories. The first unit uses the works of Diana Wynne Jones to explore the fantasy genre. The second unit looks at science fiction through the work of Ursula Le Guin. The course will culminate with reading a contemporary novella and completing a project that gives students the opportunity to envision and write or illustrate a science fiction or fantasy story of their own.