George Orwell and 1984

Hi folks!  Today, we are starting our unit on 1984. Today’s readers love a good dystopian novel, and 1984 is one of the very first.

These brief videos will provide a little context before we begin reading.  

The real George Orwell documentary

The Life of George Orwell in Five Minutes

1984 movie trailer

1984 commercial for Macintosh (fun fact: this was in the recent film, Steve Jobs)

1984 hits bestseller list again

Next, you’re going to get into groups for Socratic Seminar.

Only HALF of you will sign up to lead. The rest of you will lead a seminar for Ceremony.

Don’t forget to secure a copy of 1984. An online version is available on our blog and Google Classroom.

Modernism, George Orwell, and 1984

Hi folks!  Today will start with a presentation on Modernism by your peers.

Next, we’re going to watch these videos pertaining to 1984.  

The real George Orwell documentary

The Life of George Orwell in Five Minutes

1984 movie trailer

1984 commercial for Macintosh

Next, you’re going to get into groups for Socratic Seminar.  Remember, only half of you will sign up to lead. The rest of you will lead a seminar for The Things They Carried.

Finally, you will be getting a MWDS for 1984.

With the time remaining, meet with your Socratic Seminar groups (if you have one) or begin reading 1984 or your Victorian Lit. text.