'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'

'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
'Black Mirror' S2E1: 'I'll be Right Back' and 'Frankenstein'
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This 2-3 lesson discussion explores 'Black Mirror's' 'I'll be Right Back' while discussing the real world repercussions that come with the technology addressed in this episode; you will also be able to compare the animation scene in the story with an excerpt fromMary Shelly's 'Frankenstein.'

Students should read the following Daily Mail article as pre-reading:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3826208/Would-resurrect-dead-friend-AI-Try-memorial-chatbot-app-talk-virtual-version-Prince.html

Booklet includes:

1) The link to a real world after death preservation company

2) Chronological read-along questions to complete while watching the video.

3) A print-out of a scene from 'Frankenstein' (public domain).

*** This assignments can be completed with or without the 'Frankenstein' portion.

Please note: This episode of 'Black Mirror' includes sexuality and some themes that may be disturbing to some students. Please watch the episode before buying this booklet. My senior students were very engaged; however, it is up to the teacher to decide what is appropriate in their school and classroom.

You must have access to Netflix to complete this assignment.

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5 pages
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Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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