Out of the Silent Planet - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 9-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Outer Space

Genre: British Literature, Christian, Sci Fi

Page Count: 38 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8 weeks

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While on a walking tour through England, Dr. Elwin Ransom becomes an unwilling guest at the home of Dr. Weston, a physicist. Weston and his colleague Dr. Devine kidnap Ransom and take him to the planet Malacandra. Ransom believes that he is meant to be handed over to the inhabitants of Malacandra as a human sacrifice.
Escaping but alone on an alien world, Ransom discovers that he has no survival skills that apply to his surroundings. Barely able to tell the difference between animals and plants or plants and rocks, he is unsure what to trust as safeeven his sanity begins to dissolve. Driven by curiosity, he establishes contact with what appears to be a friendly seal-like animal. The creature gives him food and drink and takes him to its village. 
Ransom settles into a peaceful life with these beings, the hrossa, and slowly finds his ideas about life, religion, divine providence, and humanity stretched to new horizons.

Progeny Press' Out of the Silent Planet English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts Credit: This High School literature curriculum offers students a one-quarter credit.
Author Biography: Learn about the life and legacy of the author, C.S. Lewis.
Theme Analysis: Conduct an analysis of the central themes within the novel.
Vocabulary words: Strengthen your vocabulary with words used throughout the novel. Engage in a variety of activities designed to enhance retention and vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Master fundamental literary techniques such as exploring themes, conducting comparative analyses, delving into characterization, and unraveling instances of irony.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Reflect on the moral and character lessons in the novel such as valuing others above oneself, understanding the importance of humility, embracing contentment, reflecting on freedom of choice, acknowledging how God fulfills our needs, comprehending our roles as essential parts of the body of Christ, making wise decisions, contemplating power and control dynamics, understanding the concept of free will, and exploring the value of parables
Activities and Writing Assignments: Choose from activities like crafting a research paper on Mars, exploring a comparative analysis of Fascism, investigating the topic of space travel through a research paper, and conducting an analysis paper on racism.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We provide an in-depth reading list of more books by C.S. Lewis and other related books that share themes or are similar to Out of the Silent Planet.

All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Extra Information

Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
Another Planet, Science Fiction
British Literature, Christian Analogy, Science Fiction
Study Guide Page Count:
42 pages
Study Guide Author:
Andrew Clausen
For the Book By:
C. S. Lewis

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    1 Reviews

  • Posted by Christine S. on 16th Mar 2016


    Not as in depth as I hoped

    The information in the study guide was good, but it was not as in depth as other study guides that I had purchased for high school level.