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Kidnapped by UFOs?

Viewing Ideas


Before Watching

  1. Have students draw images of space creatures that they may have seen in books, on television, or in movies. What are some of the similarities and differences among these images? How do these images assume alien life might look? On what might these assumptions be based? As they watch the program, have students concentrate on what the abductees claim to have seen and experienced and how scientists respond.

  2. If students have ever heard stories of people who thought they saw extraterrestrials, have them share some of the details of those stories. What facts would students like to know about someone who claims to have been abducted? As they view the program, have students keep track of the kinds of details abductees remember and how those memories are retrieved.

After Watching

  1. After observing the various people presented in the program, discuss which individuals and what type of evidence students think are the most reliable and why. Have them also discuss which ones are the least reliable and why. Then have students list criteria they would need to believe these stories.

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