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Envisioning the Future

In celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, Isaac Asimov wrote an essay about what he imagined the world 0f 2014 would look like – flying cars and kitchens that cook your meals for you, etc. Some predictions were right on, some not so much, and students will dissect this essay to understand why he made these predictions. Then students will make their own predictions about what they think the future might hold in the fields of medicine, transportation, the environment, education, and others to use as inspiration for their own short sci-fi story.

Instructor: JP Kemmick

Grade: 5-8

Location: Online

Duration: 2 sessions

Start Date: 10/22/2020

End Date: 10/29/2020

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

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JP Kemmick

JP Kemmick was recently digging through old boxes in his mom's basement and found a laminated bookmark he made in 3rd grade which was all about his favorite things. On it, he had also written what he hoped to be when he grew up: an author. (He also misspelled his own name.) All these years later, JP still wants to be an author, and has even published some stories. On the way, he's also discovered the joy of teaching. He's been a Hugo House Scribes instructor for three years and has taught writing and English classes across the northwest. He loves old sci-fi and comic books. His happy places are at a rock n roll show or out in nature.

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