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My Future Life

Subject:Language Arts
Grade:9-12

Brief Description
Students explore various ways of predicting the future, then write their autobiographies from the perspective of 2050.

Objectives

Students practice writing skills as they consider how their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and background will affect their futures.

Keywords

autobiography, future

Materials Needed

How to Predict the Future
The digital fun house Predict-O-Matic
Madame Predicts Your Future
Interactive Oracle
Predicting the Future
Can Dreams Predict the Future?

Lesson Plan

  • Encourage students to explore the various methods people use to predict the future.
  • Discuss the accuracy of such predictions. Ask: What are the predictions based on? What scientific basis do they have? How accurate are the predications likely to be? Why? If you were predicting your own future, what factors would you consider?
  • Have students predict their own futures and write autobiographies from the perspective of 2050.

Assessment

Evaluate students on the quality of their writing.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.5
NL-ENG.K-12.7
NL-ENG.K-12.8

12/18/2000