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  1.   George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma: "Shooting An Elephant"
Eric A. Blair, better known by his pen name, George Orwell, is today best known for his last two novels, the anti-totalitarian works Animal Farm and 1984. He was also an accomplished and experienced essayist, writing on topics as diverse as anti-Semitism in England, Rudyard Kipling, Salvador Dali, and nationalism. Among his most powerful essays is the 1931 autobiograph...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  2.   Gulliver's Travels
...ls , this activity can help consolidate thinking about authors' views of science and society. If students have not yet read any of the following novels, consider introducing one or more as in-class or outside reading after students finish Gulliver's Travels. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 1984 by George Orwell The Time Machine by H. G. Wells Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by Jules Verne 2. Tell students to relate one of the preceding novels to Gulliver's Travels by identifying within it at least three passages in which the author voices warnings - implicit or explicit - about the misuse of science. Then students sho...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  3.   1984: How Much Fact In Fiction?
Objectives Students will understand the following: 1. The historical context of 1984 is based on the mood and political climate of 1949 Europe. 2. The society Orwell created in 1984 and modern society in the United States have similarities and differences. 3. Modern privacy issues and the justifications behind privacy violations are subject to debate. Materials * Computers with Internet access (optional but very helpful) * Pens and paper * Copies of the Classroom Activity Sheet: P...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  4.   Writing a Legal Brief
...ernet Legal Research and Writing Legal Briefs Describes the parts of a legal brief) http://streetlaw.org/mockt2.html (The Street Law web site where the mock trial information for Ricki Jones v. Metro City is found) http://www.lexisnexis.com/associates/career/careerpd091101d.asp (Writing A Brief The George Orwell Way) Activity 1. Begin the class by telling your students that although it might seem a little bit intimidating to them to put together a legal brief, as we often associate the court system and legal communications as a world too complex for the average individual to comprehend, they have everything they need t...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  5.   Endings of novels
...ged 41-65 preferred a sad ending. However, a much bigger 8.6% of under 16s said they preferred books with a sad ending. It found Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was the nation's favourite happy ending. Other well-loved classics which feature in the rundown are Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1984 by George Orwell, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. There were fewer new works in the chart, but The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon and Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones made the top 30. Curriculum relevance English Key stage 3 National Curriculum, En3 Writing...
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    Grade Level: K-2

  6.   ESL Writing Workshop 1
...priate answers to the outline. Make sure that each student has a copy of the work they produce as this outline will be used as the base of an essay in a future lesson. An Introduction to Writing an Essay Select the topic of your essay. Choose the central idea, or thesis, of your essay. For example: George Orwell's Animal Farm provides a fascinating allegory of life in a totalitarian society. Outline your essay into introductory, body and summary paragraphs. The introductory paragraph begins with an interesting sentence. For example: The idyllic setting of life on the farm provides little clue of the harsh realities Geo...
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  7.   Teaching Orwell and '1984' With The Times
The famous "1984" Apple Macintosh commercial, which ran during that year's Super Bowl. In 1949, when George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" was first published, the New York Times book reviewer wrote that, though it was "not impressive as a novel about particular human beings" as a "prophecy and a warning" it was "superb." How much of that prophecy came to pass? How many of the book's warnings are relevant today? Musing in...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  8.   Student Reading Contest Winner | China, Norway and Orwell
...er context of the real estate market. The winner is MunawarR-BSGE2016, who caught our attention in previous weeks, writing about meteorologists and the case of Aisha Bibi. This week, he tied in a reference to a classic novel with a comment about Internet freedom in China: Ever since reading 1984 by George Orwell I've grown paranoid of the possibility of a hellish future manipulated by a dictatorship eyeing our every move. The reason this article caught my eye was because of the eerie similarities between China's new web-monitoring regulations and the totalitarianism described in my favorite book. It seems the more I se...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  9.   Big Brother vs. Little Brother: Updating Orwell's '1984'
Go to related article > Overview | How does George Orwell's vision of technology and its uses in "1984" compare with today's reality? How have concerns about privacy and freedom expressed in the novel been manifested in the contemporary world? In this lesson, students compare and contrast the world, people and technologies of "1984" with those of today and create a tr...
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  10.   George Orwell's novel 1984
Michelle Quindara EDEN 4913 Unit Plan George Orwell’s 1984 Unit Plans for Grade 11 English Day One Topic: George Orwell’s novel 1984 Lesson: Introduction Context: This is for three general 11th grade English classes. The two morning classes are on an average to above average reading and writing level. Though they have high ability, they are usually very subdued,...
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    Grade Level: 9-12


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