Day 1

The Martian Chronicles Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    At first Martian women, and then men, musicians and children, begin to sing Earth songs in English. What does this imply about the origin of the dreams that the Martian women, such as Ylla, are having?

    The spread of English and songs among the Martian population hints that the dreams the women are having may be coming from Earth and from the humans there. Humans are not likely sending the dreams, but the strength of Martian telepathy likely extends to Earth and the minds of humans on Earth.

  2. 2

    Why do you think the Martians are not surprised to see the men of the Third Expedition? How might this relate back to the dreams Ylla and the other Martian women had? How does it...

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