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Journey to the Center of the Earth Lesson Plan

Introduction to Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a pillar of modern day science fiction. Verne was fascinated with the scientific findings of his time, and wanted to write works that explored these ground-breaking fields of study in engaging narratives. He found great success in this goal with Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Verne uses the story of Professor Lidenbrock's and his nephew Axel's daring journey as a vessel to show the reader practical applications for concepts such as geology, evolution, and electricity. Using these ideas in a presupposition of their utility in a fictional story, Verne made science fiction an exciting new genre that swept through the world, opening...

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