What is Science Fiction? Twilight Zone Episode Viewing Guide

What is Science Fiction? Twilight Zone Episode Viewing Guide
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My students loved this! I did this with my 10th graders and a lot of them have never seen "The Twilight Zone" show, so it was a fun way to introduce Science Fiction.

We were beginning the short story, "The Wife's Story" and I wanted to introduce Science Fiction to them somehow. I created a Twilight Zone viewing guide for them to complete while watching the episode "Eye of the Beholder" (Season 2, Episode 6 found on Netflix). The episode is about 25 minutes long.

In this particular episode, it follows a woman who keeps having surgeries to fix her deformed face. The whole episode is in shadows so you can't see the doctor or nurse faces and her face is covered in bandages the whole time. At the end of the episode, her bandages come off and you realize she's beautiful to our standards, but in the society she lives in, everyone else looks like monsters to us. It's the same type of twist like "The Wife's Story" where the whole time you assume the reader is human. The endings flip the script and you realize it's from a whole difference perspective.

You can use this viewing guide with any "Twilight Zone" episode. Hope you and your students enjoy it!

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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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