This is for my students. I am reposting this from earlier this year. Please read.
Perhaps some of you are fans of the X-Men comics or movies. If you don’t know them, the story is not hard to understand. The X-Men are humans who have mutated or are mutating. Most of them come into the story after starting normal lives, thinking they were humans just like everyone else.
But then it happens: they sprout wings or grow scales or shoot fire out of their fingertips. They think the abilities are cool, at first, but then others see them as freaks or weirdos who need to be rounded up or killed or have their mutations “cured.” No mutant seems to have the same powers as another mutant and in that way they are unique. It makes for interesting stories and the fight scenes and bad guy/good guy match-ups are super cool.
The thing I notice, probably because I am a geeky teacher and I think like…
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